Scheherazade New 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 New release:
- Scheherazade New Regular
- Scheherazade New Bold
For a complete list of characters included in Scheherazade New, see Character Set Support.
An example of some text is shown below.
SIL International is the creator of the Scheherazade New font, and is the owner of all proprietary rights therein.