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2396Release Announcement for Nafees Naskh for Urdu (fwd)

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  • shaji john
    Jul 19, 2003
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      "Frederick Noronha (FN)" <fred@...> wrote:
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      From: "Frederick Noronha (FN)"
      Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 11:23:23 +0530 (IST)
      Subject: [bytesforall_readers] Release Announcement for Nafees Naskh for Urdu (fwd)

      Thanks to the s-asia-it mailing list. FN

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      Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 23:49:46 +0500
      From: "Dr. Sarmad Hussain"


      Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing at National
      University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (www.nu.edu.pk) is
      pleased to announce the beta 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)
      (http://www.geocities.com/sajjadkhalid/Profiles/Nafees.html ),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. Demo PDF file is attached.

      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).

      Nafees Naskh is freely downloadable from www.crulp.org or
      www.nu.edu.pk.

      Please send comments and report bugs at NafeesNaskhFont@....

      Best regards,

      Nafees Naskh OTF Team
      Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing
      National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
      Lahore, Pakistan





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