I have reached the stage of testing the spacing in the font I am designing, and was happy to find an excellent tool to provide text for that purpose. Elsewhere on Typophile Miguel Sousa has described his adhesiontext online tool for generating words using a given set of letters in various languages including Arabic. It is a great resource and should be incorporated into Fontlab!
I installed my new font and set it as the default font in my Firefox browser. adhesiontext allowed me to see hundreds of Arabic dictionary words displayed in my font. My question here is whether there is a way to generate random nonsense words, also of paired combinations of chosen glyphs? A choice of point size would also be a great addition to this tool. Thanks Miguel. www.adhesiontext.com/