A generic FAQ for all of our Arabic scripts fonts can be found here: Arabic Fonts – FAQ. FAQ’s specific to Scheherazade are found below.

What characters are included with this release?

See Character Set Support for the full listing.

I notice that Scheherazade is missing a number of characters that I would like. Will you add these?

It is impossible for us to add every glyph that every person desires, but we do place a high priority on adding complete coverage of all the characters defined in Unicode for Arabic script (excluding the Arabic Presentation Forms blocks, which are not recommended for normal use). You can send us your requests, but please understand that we are unlikely to add symbols where the user base is very small, unless they have been accepted into Unicode.

What is so special about Scheherazade?

This font is designed to work with two advanced font technologies, Graphite and OpenType. To take advantage of the advanced typographic capabilities of this font, you must be using applications that provide an adequate level of support for Graphite or OpenType. These advanced capabilities provide access to the variant character forms used in some languages. See Smart Font Features.

Why is the line spacing in Scheherazade v 2.000 so much looser than in Scheherazade 1.005?

Our Arabic fonts include characters with multiple stacked diacritics that need a much looser line spacing (for example, U+06D1 ۑ or U+063A غ with a vowel below would need a lot of space!). We cannot make the line spacing tighter without experiencing “clipping” of those characters. You may be able to overcome this by adjusting the line spacing in the application. In Microsoft Word select Format / Paragraph and set the line spacing to use the Exactly setting and a value more suited to your needs. For example, if the font size is 12 pt, select line spacing of Exactly 13 pt. This will give a tighter line spacing. You can adjust the value up or down depending on how many diacritics you need to stack. With HTML you should also be able to change the line spacing; add the line-height property to your HTML element or CSS style (“line-height: 105%;” or “line-height: 12pt;”) and play around with the value until you get the spacing desired.

We have provided a “Tight” version of our font for download and even a “1.0 Compatible” version of Scheherazade. This is available from TypeTuner Web. Just select Scheherazade and choose the Line spacing feature you desire. Then download the font. Be aware that it will have a different font name.