Re: Display Persian characters under Linux

From: Darya Said-Akbari (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 05:32:57 EDT

Thanks for information. There is also a FarsiTeX Research Group for over
10 years based at Tehran University. But I am not sure whether they work
with Unicode.


"N.R.Liwal" schrieb:

> I recommend that you have look at ArabicTexor write to Prof. Klaus
> Lagally
> Institut fuer Informatik
> Universitaet Stuttgart
> Breitwiesenstrasse 20-22
> D-70565 Stuttgart
> lagally@informatik.uni-stuttgart.dehe did some work on ArabicTex,
> he might be of help. Liwal
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Darya Said-Akbari
> To: Unicode List
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 4:22 PM
> Subject: Display Persian characters under Linux
> Hi,
> this is my firts email to the Unicode email list. There is a
> lot I want to learn from you all. So even if my questions
> are sometimes stupid, nevertheless I like to read your
> answer on all issues.
> My goal turning my interest on Unicode is to get Persian
> letters on my Monitor and into a database lets say in
> Oracle8i.
> The operating system will be Linux. So, what I have done
> until now is to buy the Unicode Standard 3.0. But that is
> not enough and therefore I need your help.
> What steps do I have to do to get my dream real. Yes, I have
> several character sets on my machine but they are all
> european one. And honestly I am a little bit afraid to touch
> them, since I dont know the different between a character
> set and unicode.
> Reading the first pages of the book, makes me more confuse.
> There is something talken about rendering. It seems when I
> use the ARABIC letters I have to concern on rendering.
> Is there anybody who can give me a quickstart to get rid of
> confusing charsets, unicode, rendering etc.? I know I have
> to put more time on this issue and I am prepared for this.
> But a little success would really motivate me.
> best regards
> Darya Said-Akbari

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