Nafees Nastaleeq is developed according to calligraphic rules, following the style of Syed Nafees Al-Hussaini (Nafees Raqam) one of the finest calligraphers of Pakistan. Guidance and calligraphy of basic glyphs for the font has been provided by Syed Jameel-ur-Rehman. He is pupil of Syed Nafees Shah and Hafiz Syed Anees-ul-Hassan. Nafees Nasta’leeq OTF contains approximately 1,000 glyphs, including about 26 ligatures. This font is operable on all platforms supporting OTF specifications. Nafees Nastaleeq allows Urdu computing on Microsoft Windows 2000, NT, XP, Unix and Linux platforms. This font enables desktop and internet publishing, and electronic communication in Urdu using existing software (without any plug-ins) supporting OTF specifications, e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook (email), Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla and MS PowerPoint.