The Mongolian nations have created and used various scripts since ancient times and they keep a complex tradition of calligraphy. Mongolian calligraphy has strictly-observed writing symbols called tig (glyph).
Ancient Mongolian historical chronicles, inscriptions on monuments, and royal letters and documents are written in ancient scripts, using graceful, yet hard pointed writing tools. Historical and cultural objects with inscriptions, made with the help of a bamboo-brush, and engravings are abundant in Mongolia.
When writing with diligent style, all the traits, lines, points, and dots are written with great legibility. Beginners use the diligent style to learn to write using Mongolian script. By mastering Mongolian script letter components, such as atsag and shüd with this glyph, one can learn the other glyphs easily.
In Mongolian script stenography, the main line is written short or long, according to the number of atsag and shüd. Stenography is sometimes called précis-writing as well. Artistic and fast Stenograph is the highest form of calligraphy.