Noto Nastaliq Urdu is a cursive, modulated (“serif”) Nastaliq design for texts in the Middle Eastern Arabic script, especially in the Urdu language.

Noto Nastaliq Urdu contains 1,138 glyphs, 9 OpenType features, and supports 281 characters from 6 Unicode blocks: Arabic, Arabic Supplement, Arabic Presentation Forms-A, Basic Latin, General Punctuation, Latin-1 Supplement.

Supported writing systems

Arabic (Nastaliq)

Arabic (Nastaliq) is a Middle Eastern abjad, written right-to-left (250 million users). Default Arabic script variant for the Urdu language, also used for Persian and other languages in Afghanistan, India, Iran, and Pakistan. The Nastaliq variant of Arabic was developed in Persia (now Iran) in the 15th century. Highly cursive, connects a sequence of letters into clusters at a sloping angle. Needs software support for complex text layout (shaping). Read more on ScriptSource, Unicode, Wikipedia, r12a.