The Most Beautiful Persian OpenType Font
Glad I asked for it last month
Apparently the Supreme Council of ICT of Iran
has released the first ever OpenType Persian Nastaliq
font. This is of great importance because previously all Persian Nastaliq solutions were Windows-only systems requiring custom rendering engine installed and only worked with select applications. Not anymore!
Anyway, very nice outcome of a governmental-funded project in Iran. I quite appreciate that. The font can be downloaded here
Now to the interesting part. Again, Pango 1.18.3 and gedit:
The font itself is far from perfect in its OpenType tables, but it's a great start. I've been wanting that for so long... The only issue is that the font doesn't hold a clear license. Got to sort that out and voila! I know, I'm clearly excited. Very excited.
Labels: gedit, gnome, harfbuzz, IranNastaliq, Nastaliq, pango, Persian