The Executive Council of Dubai and China’s Huawei Consumer Business Group sealed on Wednesday a partnership that will see “Dubai Font” as a standard pre-loaded font in the mobile operating system (OS) from the Chinese giant.
The signing was attended by Ahmad bin Amer Al Mahri, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai’s Executive Council and Jiao Jian, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group for Middle East and Africa, Xinhua reported.
The Dubai font will be available in the upcoming Huawei flagship smartphone launched first in the Middle East and Africa later this year and then in the rest of the world by next year, Jiao was quoted as saying.
The Dubai government and US software giant Microsoft launched the Dubai font on April 30, 2017.
It reflects “the style of Dubai as an open city and is available in 23 languages on MS word applications and social media channels like Twitter and Instagram, among German, English, French, Arabic, Urdu, but not yet in Mandarin,” Al Mahri was quoted as saying.
“We are working on Mandarin and we hope to announce its inclusion very soon to the Dubai Font family,” he added.
Huawei’s Jiao said the Shenzhen-based ICT giant’s “brand value is also recognised by multiple authoritative global agencies.”
According to the Fortune 500 ranking published on July 20, Huawei ascended to the 83rd from the 129th of last year, with revenue of $78.51 billion, making the top global 100.