Talk:Diwani

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"Nastaʿlīq was historically used for writing Ottoman Turkish, where it is known as tâlik (not to be confused with a totally different Persian style, also called taʿliq).

Nastaliq is the core script of the Persian writing tradition, and equally important in the areas under its cultural influence. Notably the languages of Afghanistan (Dari, Uzbek, Turkmen, etc.), Pakistan (Punjabi, Urdu, Saraiki, Kashmiri, etc.), India (Urdu, Rekhta), and the Turkic Uyghur language of the Chinese province of Xinjiang, rely on Nastaliq. Under the name Taʿliq, it was also beloved by Ottoman calligraphers who developed the Diwani and Ruqah styles from it."

Diwani is based off and an extension of Persian Arabic script Nastaleeq. It is not something invented by Turks, however the it's unique style or difference from Nastaleeq is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.80.104.208 (talk) 02:20, 15 January 2010 (UTC)