I examined several Arabic monolines and it seems that most if not all of them reduce the thickness (width) of vertical stem for some reason. An example of this is Tahoma Arabic. What is the reason for this? In unmodulated Latin, the horizontal stem is thinned a bit to achieve perceived consistency in stroke width throughout the glyph. I see the opposite done in Arabic
I understand that Arabic is baseline heavy, but why do we need to further thin out the vertical stems? Is it to make it more Naskh-like in appearance?
Here are 3 different stroke variations on a word from my typeface, do any stand out as being more "correct" than others?