The taʿlīq script is a script style in Islamic calligraphy designed specifically to satisfy the needs of the Persian language. It was widely used, especially in Persianate societies, until being replaced by the Nastaʿlīq script. Taʿlīq (tâlik) is also generally used as the name for the Nastaʿlīq script in the Turkish language and often in the Arabic language.
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