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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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complex scripts
non-Roman scripts
Open Type


Other Windows software
Other Macintosh software


Other Supported software

Scheherazade (Supported)

Current version: 1.001, released June 22, 2007

Scheherazade is an extended Arabic script font designed by SIL International for modern Unicode-based systems using either OpenType or AAT (Apple Advanced Typography) for complex-script rendering. 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.

More about Scheherazade

Getting Scheherazade

Technical Support

Scheherazade support


SIL Open Font License SIL Open Font License


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