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Taʿlīq script

A Taʿlīq sample

The taʿlīq script is a script style in Islamic calligraphy designed specifically to satisfy the needs of the Persian language. It was widely used, especially in Persianate societies, until being replaced by the Nastaʿlīq script.[1] Taʿlīq (tâlik) is also generally used as the name for the Nastaʿlīq script in the Turkish language[2] and often in the Arabic language.[3]


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  2. ^ Derman, M. Uğur (1998). Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakıp Sabancı Collection, Istanbul. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 17. ISBN 0810965267. 
  3. ^ al-Khattat, Hashim Muhammad (1977). Qawa'id al-Khatt al-'Arabi. Baghdad. p. 51.