Nafees Web Naskh

Nafees Web Naskh

Free
Open Type Font for writing Urdu in Naskh script based on Unicode standard
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The Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing (CRULP) at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences offers the character based Nafees Web Naskh Open Type Font for writing Urdu in Naskh script based on Unicode standard.

The latest version has complete support of Aerabs for Urdu and updated glyphs for Latin characters. 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 Web Naskh OTF contains approximately 330 glyphs, including 5 ligatures.

INSTALLING FONT:
There are two ways of installing a font.

METHOD 1
1. Go to start menu and click run
2. Type ‘fonts’ in the run dialogue box and press ok button.
3. Copy the Nafees Naskh font and place/paste it into fonts folder.

METHOD 2
1. Go to start menu and click Control Panel.
2. Double click on the ‘Fonts’ folder. If ‘Fonts’ folder is NOT THERE, click on ‘Switch to Classic View’ on the top left side of the screen. Now double click on the ‘Fonts’ folder.
3. Click on ‘File’ on top left of screen and select install new font option. Select path for font file through the add font dialog.

INSTALLING SYSTEM SUPPORT FOR URDU:

This procedure applies only if you are running a non-Arabic version of Microsoft Windows XP.

1. Go to start menu and click Control Panel.
2. Double-click on the ‘Regional and Language Options’ icon. If ‘Regional and Language Options’ icon is NOT THERE then first click on ‘Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options’ icon and then click ‘Region and language Options’.
3. Click on ‘Languages’
4. Select the check box next to the Install files for complex script and write to left languages (the setup may ask for win XP installation CD and after installation your window will be restart).

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