On Sat, 29 Jul 2000, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> The current Arabic script font standard (which covers Farsi) is
> ISO 8859-6. You may see ECMA-114 or ASMO 449 mentioned in some places.
ISO 8859-6 does not cover Farsi. There are at least six missing important
letters, PEH, TCHEH, JEH, KEHEH, GAF, and FARSI YEH.
> Yes, you need to find Farsi fonts encoded in either 8859-6 or
> Unicode. Any search engine can find a number of sites for you.
There's no Farsi font encoded in 8859-6 because of the stated reason.
> Bidi only matters to you if your Farsi data is sometimes mixed with
> material in other writing systems.
Or you have alphabetic data mixed with numerical data. Bidi is needed even
for pure Persian text, since the numbers are written left-to-right.
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