Smart Unicode font for the Nastaliq script


Awami Nastaliq is a Nastaliq-style Arabic script font supporting a wide variety of languages of Southwest Asia, including but not limited to Urdu. This font is aimed at minority language support. This makes it unique among Nastaliq fonts.

Awami means "of the people", "of the common population" or "public".

The Awami Nastaliq font does not provide complete coverage of all the characters defined in Unicode for Arabic script. Because the font style is specifically intended for languages using the Nastaliq style of southwest Asia, the character set for this font is aimed at those languages.

This font makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic issues. Font smarts have been implemented using Graphite only. There are no current plans to support OpenType.

One font from this typeface family is included in this release:
    * Awami Nastaliq Regular

Webfont versions and HTML/CSS examples are also available.

The full font sources are publicly available at An open workflow is used for building, testing and releasing.

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