Definitions

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  • proper noun A form of Arabic calligraphy used most for Persian, Urdu and languages heavily influenced thereby.

Etymologies

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From Arabic نستعليق (nastaʕlíq)

Examples

  • Urdu uses a version of the Perso-Arabic alphabet called Nastaliq.

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  • Urdu uses a version of the Perso-Arabic alphabet called Nastaliq.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • Urdu uses a version of the Perso-Arabic alphabet called Nastaliq.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • The calligraphers, known as katibs, who transcribe its headlines and articles use the swooping horizontal strokes of Nastaliq, one of the most fluid styles of Islamic calligraphy.

    Handwritten Urdu Newspaper Stands Out in Indian Media Mob

  • Tariq Engineer/The Wall Street Journal The Musalman's horizontal strokes of Nastaliq script, one of the most fluid styles of Islamic calligraphy, are its biggest selling point in Chennai.

    In India, Handwritten Daily Stands Out

  • I managed to turn up a copy in both Nagari and Nastaliq of another of his stories, "Khol Do" here or here for Nastaliq; furthermore, the fact that the Devanagari version was copied from a source text gives me hope of finding such an edition for myself... or, of course, I could just finally learn how to read the script...

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  • Urdu speakers are proud of Nastaliq, since they feel that Urdu is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and this way of writing is more beautiful than the flat way they write in the Middle East.

    languagehat.com: BOLLYWOOD LANGUAGE.

  • Since Independence, though, most Muslims speak Urdu, which is written with the Arabic alphabet in a slanting style called Nastaliq.

    languagehat.com: BOLLYWOOD LANGUAGE.

  • You may want to explore how the "Nastaliq club" with mostly Urdu - but probably other langues too - avoids the use of Text world - (Unicode or any darn code!) for serious work - despite all the inconveniences (not sure if you are aware of it or not).

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  • But it has been many years and despite a lot of different attempts we have yet to see any widely used Unicode conformant Nastaliq font....

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