fonts-sil-scheherazade - smart Unicode font for Arabic

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-scheherazade_2.100-1_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-scheherazade
Package version 2.100
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category culture::arabic fonts iso15924::arab made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 940.24 KB
Installed size 1.78 MB
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.
The goal for this product was to provide a single Unicode-based font
family that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed
for almost any Arabic-based writing system. This font makes use of
state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic
This font 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 be considered unattractive
in more traditional and literate communities.
One font from this typeface family is included in this release:
- Scheherazade Regular
This release supports virtually all of the Unicode 5.0 Arabic
character repertoire (excluding the Arabic Presentation Forms blocks,
which are not recommended for normal use). Font smarts are implemented
using OpenType technology.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-scheherazade_2.100-1_all.deb 2.100 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-scheherazade - - -


Name Value
ttf-sil-scheherazade -


Name Value
ttf-sil-scheherazade << 1.001-7


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-scheherazade_2.100-1_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-scheherazade

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fonts-sil-scheherazade deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fonts-sil-scheherazade




2015-09-17 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-scheherazade (2.100-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* now includes woff webfont
* standards 3.9.6 (no changes)
* update copyright years, format, upstream contact
2014-05-12 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-scheherazade (2.020-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version. Closes: #747576
* Bump standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop ttf-sil-scheherazade transitional package
* Add Multi-Arch: foreign field
* Add Breaks and Replaces to better transition after package
* Use xz extreme compression for deb packages
* Use git for packaging: adapt Vcs-* fields
* Use Package-Type in place of XC-Package-Type
* Change name of the TTF file in the udeb install file
* Use machine-readable copyright format 1.0
* Drop duplicate providing of FONTLOG.txt
2012-02-27 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-scheherazade (1.001-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Create udeb for Debian Installer. Closes: #660819
* Set transitional package priority to extra
* Update Standards to 3.9.3 (checked)
2011-11-04 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-scheherazade (1.001-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Rename source package to "fonts-sil-scheherazade" to fit the Font
Packages Naming Policy.
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 8
* Change fonts install directory from
usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-scheherazade to
* Drop preinst script with defoma removal handling as
even the package in stable has no more defoma-related stuff.
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
2009-12-02 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-scheherazade (1.001-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Change VERSION in preinst script to be really sure that we
remove the defoma hints file
* Correct package name in preinst file
2009-11-28 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-scheherazade (1.001-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Standardize preinst script with other packages
2009-11-27 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-scheherazade (1.001-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use a minimal debian/rules file
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 7
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly cope with
debhelper-triggerred dependencies
* Add myself as Uploader
* Update Standards to 3.8.3 (checked)
* Drop defoma use
2008-08-23 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-scheherazade (1.001-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Mohammad Derakhshani as Uploader
* Bump up Standards-Version, no changes needed
2007-12-03 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-scheherazade (1.001-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Vcs fields
* Adjusted Suggests
* Added Panjabi to the defoma hints (Closes: #447182)
* New Homepage field
2007-07-04 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-scheherazade (1.001-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release under the OFL. (Closes: #430780)

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