Today, Arabic calligraphers are becoming very scarce, in a world dominated by electronic arts and media. As most today's digital arts were developed in the west, there are more and more challenges that face the Arabic calligraphy. Very few, if any, computer applications are designed to help developping the Arabic calligraphy and conserve its uniqueness compared to the Latin typo. One little exception that I'm aware of is a software called "Kelk" by SinaSoft(www.kelk.ws) which is basically an Arabic calligraphy software that allows you to compose Arabic words and designs in several Arabic calligraphy styles.
The four calligraphy fonts, Naskh, Nastaliq, Thuluth and Shikasta in their current forms, have a history of over 700 years. During past centuries, the masters of calligraphy have perfected these fonts, and have created artworks that are pleasing to the eye. The rules of the combination ligatures in calligraphy are so complicated that it takes years of training and practice for someone to become a master in one of the Islamic calligraphy fonts. The famous calligraphers have a lifetime dedication to this art.
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It is also possible to use ordinary Arabic fonts in combination with calligraphy fonts.
Now with the power of Kelk, you can type your favorite piece of text, poem or verse and watch its formation into beautiful Naskh and Nastaleegh.
It is possible to save any part of the Kelk Print Page in graphical formats (vector & bitmap) and export it to popular programs such as MS word, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator or PhotoStyler.
Kelk comes with three Farsi, Arabic and English interface.
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