Right now I'm designing an academic online magazine, and I'm looking for
1) an Arabic font to pair with Gill Sans for headlines (light) and sub-heads (reg)
2) an Arabic font to pair with a humanist serif like Scala (it must be a font that supports Greek) in the long copy.
I've been doing some research, and came across some stuff that I liked, but I know really only a little bit about Arabic typography (I'm really not a typography specialist anyway), so I thought I'd try to get some professional's opinion (besides my partner's, whom I'll pester with my questions tonight, too).
I especially enjoyed reading this discussion: http://typophile.com/node/92658
Since the academic project is about research in different medieval cultures, I definitely want to avoid a "latinized" Arabic font by all means.
I started out with the Quadraat – which I love – for the logo and headlines (sans) and long copy (serif), and the client liked it for the long copy, but settled for the Gill as headline font – which is also fine with me.
Then it turned out that they'll have Greek and Arabic words in headlines and text every now and then, so I have to change the text font as well to support Greek. I think Scala will do fine – it's long texts that will be read online as well as printed out on desktop printers.
Any suggestions? Also, if you have any other suggestions for the Latin fonts, I'm open to that as well.