The Nastaliq Alphabet

Farsi (Iranian)

Farsi (Iranian) Alphabet


Urdu Alphabet


Pashto Alphabet


Kashmiri Alphabet


Sindhi Alphabet

Ottoman Turkish

Ottoman Turkish Alphabet

Nastaliq is a form of the Arabic script which is used, with extra letters, to write several languages in Asia including Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Kasmiri and Sindhi. Under the Ottoman Empire (before 1920), Turkish was also written in this script.

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Used for the Arabic language spoken in Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is the script of the Muslim holy book, the Quran.

The most used writing system in the world. Hundreds of languages use it including post-Ottoman Turkish.