2021-11-22 (SIL WSTech team) Scheherazade New Version 3.300 (official release)

  • Added U+0870..U+088E, U+0890..U+0891, U+0898..U+089F, U+08B5, U+08C8..U+08D2
  • Added bold version of glyph for U+08AD ARABIC LETTER LOW ALEF
  • Added decimal separator feature (cv85)
  • Added a longer kashida for cases where diacritics are above or below U+0640 ARABIC TATWEEL
  • Revised rules for forming Allah ligature

2021-07-15 (SIL WSTech team) Scheherazade New Version 3.200 (official release)

  • Double-encoded honorifics to use both PUA codepoints and official Unicode 14.0 codepoints

2021-03-26 (SIL WSTech team) Scheherazade New Version 3.100 (official release)

  • Fixed Graphite bug related to spacing of U+2E41
  • Fixed OpenType bug with diacritic position (in the context of a shadda) on lam-alef
  • Fixed OpenType bug in context of kashida insertion (affected diacritics and spacing)
  • Fixed misencoded Delta (U+2209 to U+2206)
  • Fixed TypeTuner bug related to shadda+kasra feature
  • Added and implemented support for U+08E2 DISPUTED END OF AYAH
  • Added two more honorific ligatures
  • Updated design of most simple spelled forms of honorific ligatures
  • Created calligraphic forms of honorific ligatures
  • Added feature cv81, Honorific ligatures, to support turning on simple forms of honorific ligatures

2020-11-5 (SIL WSTech team) Scheherazade New Version 3.000 (official release)

  • Renamed font to Scheherazade New
  • Resized glyphs to better fit standard Arabic script fonts
  • Adjusted line-spacing to reflect larger characters
  • Adjusted underline and strikethrough positions and weight
  • Updated Arabic script character repertoire to support all characters in the Unicode 13.0 BMP Arabic blocks (except for U+08E2 disputed end of ayah)
  • Updated Latin script repertoire to support “Recommended characters for Non-Roman fonts” https://scriptsource.org/entry/gg5wm9hhd3
  • Added U+204F and U+2E41 for Sindhi language support
  • Added U+FDFA (sallallahou alayhe wasallam), U+FDFB (jallajalalouhou), and U+FDFD (bismillah)
  • Added Private Use Area honorific ligatures (all of these are in the Unicode pipeline at non-stable codepoints).
  • Adjusted vertical position of isolate keheh-like characters
  • Changed design of small v and inverted small v characters (U+063D, U+065A, U+065B, U+0692, U+06B5, U+06C9, U+06CE, U+06EE, U+06EF, U+06FF, U+0756, U+0769, U+077E, U+08B2, U+08BE..U+08C2)
  • Changed design of U+06C5 for Kyrgyz language and added feature cv51, Kyrgyz OE, supporting the bar design
  • Changed design of U+0677 and U+06C7
  • Changed design of high hamza characters (U+0674..U+0678)
  • Adjusted the weight and position of some dashes to make them consistent
  • Implemented new Allah ligature rules
  • Implemented support for UNICODE ARABIC MARK RENDERING (UTR #53)
  • Improved kerning – reh/waw, lam-alef ligature, AE+kaf-like initials, and others
  • Added collision fixes for certain combinations
  • Fixed bug in forming of lam/alef ligatures when automatic kashida justification is turned on
  • Added UI name strings for Graphite and OpenType features
  • Removed support for Sindhi-style heh when Sindhi language is selected
  • Removed support for Urdu-style heh when Urdu language is selected
  • Removed “Arabic U” feature
  • Removed “Show invisible characters” feature
  • Removed “Jeh hack” feature
  • Removed “Dotless head of Khah hack” feature
  • Added feature cv54, Yeh hamza, for Kyrgyz language
  • Added Kyrgyz language support in Graphite and OpenType
  • Added Wolof language support in Graphite and OpenType
  • Added support for Comma downward when Sindhi language is selected

2015-08-19 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 2.100 (official release)

  • Renamed postscript name of Scheherazade Regular from “Scheherazade” to “Scheherazade-Regular”

2015-07-17 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 2.092 (test release)

  • Added Scheherazade Bold font
  • Slight improvements in design of the Regular face:
    • 060C ARABIC COMMA
    • 061B ARABIC SEMICOLON
    • 065D ARABIC REVERSED DAMMA
    • 0671 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WASLA (improvement in wasla)
    • 06C1 ARABIC LETTER HEH GOAL
    • 08AA ARABIC LETTER REH WITH LOOP
  • Diacritic selection feature of Graphite removed; fixed feature name/value string mismatches
  • Adjusted sidebearings for U+06EF and U+08B2 to be more consistent
  • Fix OT Character variants to work in all language tags
  • Small kerning adjustments
  • Added three Unicode 8.0 characters
    • 08B3 ARABIC LETTER AIN WITH THREE DOTS BELOW
    • 08B4 ARABIC LETTER KAF WITH DOT BELOW
    • 08E3 ARABIC TURNED DAMMA BELOW
  • Added five characters that are not officially in Unicode. They are in the “pipeline.”
    • 08B6 ARABIC LETTER BEH WITH SMALL MEEM ABOVE
    • 08B7 ARABIC LETTER PEH WITH SMALL MEEM ABOVE
    • 08B8 ARABIC LETTER TEH WITH SMALL TEH ABOVE
    • 08B9 ARABIC LETTER REH WITH SMALL NOON ABOVE
    • 08BA ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH TWO DOTS BELOW AND SMALL NOON ABOVE
    • 08BB ARABIC LETTER AFRICAN FEH
    • 08BC ARABIC LETTER AFRICAN QAF
    • 08BD ARABIC LETTER AFRICAN NOON

2014-02-12 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 2.020 (maintenance release)

  • Fix language-specific OpenType rendering for Sindhi, Urdu, Kurdish

2013-09-11 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 2.010 (maintenance release)

  • Fix rendering of mixtures of upper and lower combining marks
  • Fix Graphite shaping for U+08AC ARABIC LETTER ROHINGYA YEH
  • Reduce font size by taking advantage of composite TT glyphs

2013-08-01 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 2.000 (official release)

  • Removed white on black glyph for full stop

2013-07-15 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.940 (test release)

  • Kerning added for reh-like and waw-like characters
  • Added five characters that are not officially in Unicode. They are in the “pipeline.”
    • 061C ARABIC LETTER MARK (ALM)
    • 2066 LEFT-TO-RIGHT ISOLATE
    • 2067 RIGHT-TO-LEFT ISOLATE
    • 2068 FIRST STRONG ISOLATE
    • 2069 POP DIRECTIONAL ISOLATE
  • 0603 now supports up to 4 digits
  • fixed lam+alef collisions with combining marks below
  • upper vowel changed to render below maddah (except for 065E)

2013-04-18 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.930 (test release)

  • Typetuner now adjusts Graphite features as well as OpenType

2013-03-05 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.920 (test release)

  • Added Rohingya language
  • Shaping for Subtending marks fixed
  • Added line spacing feature for TypeTuner only
  • Moved U+065E ARABIC FATHA WITH TWO DOTS to proper position between maddah and alef

2013-01-08 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.910 (test release)

  • Improved positioning and size of dagger-alef (U+0670)
  • Added feature to access variant glyphs for Superscript Alef (default is small)
  • Added Rohingya-style variant to Eastern digits feature
  • Improved design of FDF2
  • Some improvement in collision avoidance
  • Shaping for Subtending marks fixed
  • Changed glyph design of Urdu-style U+06F4
  • Fixed position of hamza with U+06B8 + U+0625 are in isolate form
  • Made U+06BA Arabic Letter Noon Ghunna dotless in all forms

2012-09-18 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.900 (test release)

  • Improved positioning of combining marks
  • Improved positioning and size of dagger-alef (U+0670)
  • Added support for Unicode 5.1, 6.0 and 6.1 Arabic additions
  • Added eight characters that are not officially in Unicode. They are in the “pipeline.” Please note that there is a slight possibility that these codepoints could change.
    • 08A1 ARABIC LETTER BEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE
    • 08AD ARABIC LETTER LOW ALEF
    • 08AE ARABIC LETTER DAL WITH THREE DOTS BELOW
    • 08AF ARABIC LETTER SAD WITH THREE DOTS BELOW
    • 08B0 ARABIC LETTER GAF WITH INVERTED STROKE
    • 08B1 ARABIC LETTER STRAIGHT WAW
    • 08B2 ARABIC LETTER ZAIN WITH INVERTED V ABOVE
    • 08FF ARABIC MARK SIDEWAYS NOON GHUNNA
  • Changed glyph design for U+06F4 EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT FOUR
  • Changed default maddah to be smaller size (as mentioned below, ability to change back to larger size was added)
  • Added OpenType support for character variants
  • Added Graphite support
  • Added TypeTuner features to access variant glyphs for:
    – Dal, Meem, Heh, Arabic U, Maddah, Damma, Inverted Damma, Eastern digits
  • Renamed TypeTuner features for:
    • Six-nine dammatan > Dammatan
    • Downward comma > Comma
    • Jeh > Jeh-hack
    • Dotless head of khah > Dotless head of khah hack
  • Removed TypeTuner feature for Old Shina hack
  • Removed AAT support

2011-02-07 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.005

  • Added TypeTuner feature to access jeh alternate
  • Added developer release

2009-09-01 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.004

  • Added TypeTuner feature to access language alternates

2009-02-04 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.003

  • Added TypeTuner feature to control shadda+kasra rendering

2008-10-25 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.002
– Added TypeTuner table with Shina hacks

2007-06-21 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.001

  • Re-released under OFL
  • no other changes from 1.0

2005-06-03 (SIL NRSI team) Scheherazade Version 1.0

  • First public version
  • Released under the SIL Freeware License