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Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences announces the release of character-based Nafees Naskh Open Type Font for writing Urdu in Naskh script with full aerab support based on Unicode standard. This font is developed according to calligraphic rules, following the Lahori style of Syed Nafees Al-Hussaini (Nafees Raqam), who is one of the finest calligraphers of Pakistan. Guidance and calligraphy of basic glyphs for the font has been provided by Syed Jameel-ur-Rehman. He is pupil of Syed Nafees Shah and Hafiz Syed Anees-ul-Hassan. Nafees Naskh OTF contains approximately 500 glyphs, including less than 10 ligatures. This font is operable on all platforms supporting OTF specifications. Aerab will allow urdu words to be fully expressed. This work has been partially funded through Localization R&D Grant by Microsoft Pakistan and Small Grants Program by AMIC ,IDRC, APDIP UNDP.

Nafees Naskh allows Urdu computing on Microsoft 2000, NT, XP, Java (JDK1.4), Unix and Linux platforms. This font enables desktop and internet publishing, and electronic communication in Urdu using existing software (without any plug-ins) supporting OTF specifications, e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook (email), Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, MS PowerPoint. This font may also be used to develop database and other applications with Urdu interface using MS.NET and Java (JDK 1.4).

**OTF are not supported by Windows 98 or below.

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