Center for Research in Urdu
Language Processing at
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences announces the
beta release of character-based Nafees Riqa Open Type Font for writing Urdu in
Riqa script based on Unicode standard. 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 Riqa allows Urdu
computing on Microsoft 2000, NT, XP, Unix and Linux
platforms. This font enables desktop and internet publishing, and electronic
communication in Urdu using existing software (without any plug-in)
supporting OTF specifications, e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook (email),
Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, MS PowerPoint.
**OTF not supported by Windows 98 or below.