Nastaʿlīq script

The Nastaliq ( Nasta ʿ līq ) is a particular style of Persian calligraphy and was. According to legend of Mir Ali Tabrizi, a Persian calligrapher from the 14th/15th Century Tabriz created. It is, as the name suggests, a mixture of Nashi and Taliq. In the 15th century it was the most commonly used font Persia and spread from there to the east.

In accordance with his calligraphic nature, Nastaliq is difficult to grasp as font for the set or computer display. For example, monotypes Nastaliq Font needed 20,000 different glyphs for the photo set.


Nastaliq label

Nastaliq - basmala

Nastaliq proportions

Nastaliq inscriptions on a Mughal coin

Nastaliq inscriptions on a grave stone