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TheStar.com: India’s oldest Urdu-language paper to replace calligraphers

The Musalman, India’s oldest Urdu-language newspaper which has been written by hand since it was founded in 1927, is planning to use computerised design in an attempt to save money.

The plans will put the jobs of the calligraphers that transcribe reporters’ work into Nastaliq, an Islamic-rooted calligraphy, at risk.

“The Musalman may be unique in a news industry where automation is standard, but it is feeling a common pain: advertising is dow,” reports Rick Westhead.

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