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Nastaliq (/ ˌ n æ s t ə ˈ l iː k, ˈ n æ s t ə l iː k /; Persian, Urdu: نستعلیق, IPA: [næsˈtʰæʔliːq]), also romanized as Nastaʿlīq, is one of the main calligraphic hands used to write the Perso-Arabic script in the Persian and Urdu languages, often used also for Ottoman Turkish poetry, rarely for Arabic.
Software. Software is available for the Punjabi language on almost all platforms. This software is mainly in the Gurmukhi script. Nowadays, nearly all Punjabi newspapers, magazines, journals, and periodicals are composed on computers via various Punjabi software programmes, the most widespread of which is InPage Desktop Publishing package.
Urdu (one of the main languages of South Asia), which uses a calligraphic version of the Arabic-based Nastaʿlīq script, requires a great number of ligatures in digital typography. InPage , a widely used desktop publishing tool for Urdu, uses Nastaliq fonts with over 20,000 ligatures.
Nowadays, nearly all Urdu newspapers, magazines, journals, and periodicals are composed on computers with Urdu software programs. Other than the Indian subcontinent , the Urdu script is also used by Pakistan's large diaspora , including in the United Kingdom , the United Arab Emirates , the United States , Canada , Saudi Arabia and other places.
While not required, the software listed in this section is available free of charge. (In principle, in rare cases, free software is sold without being distributed over the Internet.) Desktop publishing software for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems. Collabora Online Draw and Collabora Online Writer. The applications for Windows ...