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Nafees Pakistani Web Naskh BTK



Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences announces the beta release of character-based Nafees Pakistani Web Naskh Open Type Font. It is the extension of Nafees Web Naskh and can now be used for writing Urdu, Balochi, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi and Saraiki, in addition to Bururshaski, Torwali and Khowar that are spoken in the Northern areas of Pakistan.  This font is developed on Unicode standard and is based on Naskh wrtitng style. Guidance and calligraphy of basic glyphs for the font has been provided by Syed Jameel-ur- Rehman. He is pupil of Syed Nafees Al-Hussaini (Nafees Raqam) and Hafiz Syed Anees-ul-Hassan. This work has been partially funded by South Asia Language Resource Center at University of Chicago.

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

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Nafees Pakistani Web Naskh BTK Release Notes License
Most of the additional letters used in Burushaski, Khowar and Torwali text (staring with 07XX) were included in Unicode 5.1.0. If your operating system does not provide support for Unicode 5.1.0, these letters will not be displayed, or if displayed, will not join with other letters. However, for testing purposes we made a copy of this font in which we assigned Urdu Unicode to these letters. This allows Burushaski, Khowar and Torwali text to be written using Urdu Unicode. The copy version of the font file can be downloaded from here. The mapping table that specifies which of the Urdu Unicode has been assigned which of the Burushaski, Khowar and Torwali letters can be downloaded from here