I've seen it transliterated into English as ma'ili which supposedly means "inclined" or "slanting." I'm looking for the Arabic word. Is it مائلي?

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It is written مائل (maa'il) in Arabic, which does indeed mean slanted. Another name for this early script is حجازي‎ (hijazi) in reference to it originating from the Hijaz region of the Arabian Peninsula.

Later Quranic manuscripts switched to Kufic which is a reference to the city of Kufa in Iraq where it was first developed.

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