Deewani Script is an Ottoman development parallel to Shikasteh (broken style). The script was largely developed in the late 15th century AD from the Turkish/Persian Ta'liq by Ibrahim Munif. Deewani later was defined by the famous calligrapher Shaykh Hamdullah, primarily for use in chancelleries. The script is excessively cursive and highly structured with its letters undotted and unconventionally joined together. It uses no vowel marks. Deewani also developed an ornamental variety called Deewani Jali which also was known as Humayuni (Imperial).

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