Taliq script

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A Taʿlīq sample
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The taʿlīq (Persian: تعلیق, lit.'hanging') script is a style in Islamic calligraphy designed specifically to satisfy the needs of the Persian language. It emerged in the mid-13th century from gradual changes in the naskh style, and also incorporated influences from riqa and tawqi. It was widely used, especially in Persianate societies, until being replaced by the Nastaliq script, itself a derivative of ta'liq.[1]

Taʿlīq is also generally used as the name for the Nastaliq script in the Turkish language[2] and often in the Arabic language.[3]

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  1. ^ Yūsofī, Ḡolām-Ḥosayn. "Calligraphy". Encyclopaedia Iranica.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Derman, M. Uğur (1998). Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakıp Sabancı Collection, Istanbul. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 17. ISBN 0810965267.
  3. ^ al-Khattat, Hashim Muhammad (1977). Qawa'id al-Khatt al-'Arabi. Baghdad. p. 51.