In 1980 Mr. Ahmad
Mirza Jamil has invented a ligature based Nastaleeq
writing system. He has written about 18,000 valid
ligatures of Urdu and developed a Noori Nastaliq font.
Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing (CRULP)
is releasing a soft copy of these ligatures in Unicode
format. CRULP has extensively used these ligatures for
testing the fonts developed at the center and realised
that it will be a valuable resource for other font
developers. These ligatures are grouped in 2 to 8
characters and are sorted in the end character order.
These ligatures have
been copied from a "Noori Nastaliq computerised Urdu
calligraphy (list of ligatures)" calligraphically
designed and compiled by Ahmad Mirza Jamil, Elite
Publishers Limited, Karachi.