Update: BBC has now embedded a new font (BBCNasim) on their website which is quite good. In fact I don’t use this plugin any more myself. It’s not Nastaleeq but it is good enough.
Let’s face it. The font on the BBC Urdu website is not that good. When a friend complained about it on our alumni list, I thought of writing a small greasemonkey script to take care of the problem. The results are pretty good, as visible in the image below. The left part is the site after installing the Urdu Naskh Asia type font provided by BBC and before installing the script (and I maintain, Aijaz, it is not good). The right part is after installing the script. Click on the image and you’ll get an un-scaled version.
To install the script, click the link below and follow the installation instructions given there. Currently, it works only on Chrome and Firefox.
and the world is a bit better now…