Scheherazade provides a “simplified” rendering of Arabic script, using basic connecting glyphs but not including a wide variety of additional ligatures or contextual alternates (only the required lam-alef ligatures). This simplified style is often preferred for clarity, especially in non-Arabic languages, but may not be considered appropriate in situations where a more elaborate style of calligraphy is preferred.

Two fonts from this typeface family are included in the Scheherazade release:

  • Scheherazade Regular
  • Scheherazade Bold

Type Sample

For a complete list of characters included in Scheherazade, see Character Set Support.

Type samples showing an inventory of some of the unusual of glyphs and features can be downloaded here:
Scheherazade Font Type Sample — This document was produced with LibreOffice 5.1.

An example of some text is shown below.

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SIL International is the creator of the Scheherazade font, and is the owner of all proprietary rights therein.