FF Seria supports 117 different languages such as Arabic, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin and Arabic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)
FF Seria Arabic, originally called Sada, by designer Pascal Zoghbi, is an Arabic type companion to FF Seria, designed in the nineties by Martin Majoor. The Arabic type family was part of the Typographic Matchmaking 01 project organised by the Khatt Foundation. Echo, which means “Sada” in Arabic, is the repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface. Accordingly, Sada/Seria Arabic is the echo of FF Seria. FF Seria Arabic is a young crispy type based on the Arabic Nasekh style. The Regular and Bold are text typefaces, the Light is both display and text type, while the Black is purely a display typeface.
The beta versions of Sada Regular and Sada Bold were released with the Typographic Matchmaking book in August 2007. The Arabic typeface works well together with FF Seria as with all modern serif fonts that share similar proportions and characteristics as Seria. FF Seria Arabic also functions as an independent Arabic modern type.
FF Seria Arabic combines basic Latin (Western) and Arabic character sets. As FF Seria does not have any Light and Black variants, the Seria Arabic Light comes with Seria Regular Western characters instead, while Seria Arabic Black contains the Western characters of Seria Bold. Type designer and engineer Hasan Abu Afash programmed the OpenType layout features that are needed for the Arabic script system.