Apple iOS 11 supports Nastaliq as default font for Urdu

08:37 PM | 21 Sep, 2017
Apple iOS 11 supports Nastaliq as default font for Urdu
SILICON VALLEY, California - Earlier this month, Apple announced iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and a $1000 iPhone X – celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone launch - at its new Spaceship-shaped headquarters in Silicon Valley.

The iOS 11 operating system is also being launched along with new hardware to support many advanced new features for face identification, wireless charging and augmented reality (AR).

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In addition, the OS 11 will include Nastaliq font that is popular with Urdu publishers in Pakistan, according to Silicon Valley based Urdu lover and Nastaliq campaigner Mudassir Azeemi.

Nastaliq is one of the most widely used fonts of Urdu script in Pakistan and is regarded as one of the most complex fonts in the literature of electronic computing.

Urdu is a complete language with its own script, which is a mixture of Arabic and Persian script.