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A programming language that is based on Arabic instead of ASCII.

 قلب is a programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic, highlighting cultural biases of computer science and challenging the assumptions we make about programming.

More at قلب – Ramsey Nasser and check the video.

Square kufic by Hassan Massoudy, 1981. 

via Visual Arabic

From the Assyafaah mosque in Singapore. Not sure what it says but it looks good!

SMS graphics from 2001, from textually.org.

In 1876 these patterns were bought from Tehran to be used for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. These square kufic, and the ones at the bottom symbolize Ali, Muhammad and Ali. Each written four times.

More at kufic.info

Square kufi scripts by lutfi. All these images are text.