Ruqʿah script

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Ruqʿah or Riqʿah (Arabic: رقعة‎) is a variety of the Arabic script. It is the most common type of handwriting in the Arabic script. It is known for its clipped letters composed of short, straight lines and simple curves, as well as its straight and even lines of text. It was probably derived from the Thuluth and Naskh styles. It was widely used in the Ottoman Empire.[1]

The demonstration underneath is not typical since it uses full vowels, which are rarely used in handwriting:

Ruqʿah example


  1. ^ "Creative Arabic Calligraphy for Beginners: Introduction". EnvatoTuts. 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 

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