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Lebanese calligrapher pens the Quran in complex Diwani font

Lebanese calligrapher Mahmoud Baayoun realized an achievement after penning 800 pages (front only) of the Quran in the Diwani font.

 

 

Lebanese calligrapher Mahmoud Baayoun realized an achievement after penning 800 pages (front only) of the Quran in the Diwani font.

This font is so complex that it cannot be computerized like the rest of the fonts such as Roukaï, Naskhi, Farsi, Koufi, and Thuluth. The reason is that the Diwani font goes above, on, and below the horizontal line. Also, each letter can be written in 6-7 ways. Its complexity makes its use very rare.

This is not the first time that Baayoun pens the Quran. He had previously penned it four times but he used simpler fonts. In fact, the Quran is written in the Naskhi font because it makes the reading and the writing process easier.

The 80-year-old calligrapher worked hard for two years in a row. He says that this work was the biggest challenge in his career.

 

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