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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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Other Macintosh software


Other Endorsed software

Nastaliq Navees (Endorsed)

Current version: 2.0.1, released 30 Oct 1997

The Nastaliq Navees ("Nastaliq Writer") font package provides the capability to render Arabic, Urdu, and related languages in the Nastaliq style of calligraphy. This is achieved through the use of QuickDraw GX, which allows fonts to define complex behaviors where the glyph used to render any particular character is determined by the surrounding characters. Thus, any given letter in Nastaliq Navees may take on many different forms in order to join appropriately to its neighbors. Nastaliq Navees should work with any application which supports QuickDraw GX typography.

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