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Scheherazade and Lateef are extended Arabic script fonts designed
by SIL International for modern Unicode-based systems using either
OpenType or AAT (Apple Advanced Typography) for complex-script
rendering. They support virtually all of the Unicode 4.1 Arabic
character repertoire (excluding the Arabic Presentation Forms
blocks, which are not recommended for normal use). Each typeface
is currently available in Regular weight only.
Scheherazade, named after the heroine of the classic Arabian
Nights tale, is designed in a similar style to traditional
typefaces such as Monotype Naskh, extended to cover the full
Unicode Arabic repertoire.
Lateef is named after Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai, the famous Sindhi
mystic and poet. It is intended to be an appropriate style for use
in Sindhi and other languages of the South Asian region.