Re: ISIRI 2901 to Unicode map

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Mon Jul 29 2002 - 06:19:21 EDT

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Raymond Mercier wrote:

> There is already a Farsi layout (with a great many others) at
> Does it agree with the list you posted? It is not immediately obvious.

No, Microsoft Farsi keyboard is different from ISIRI 2901 layout. I can
long write articles comparing Persian layouts, mentioning things like "the
Microsoft keyboard is missing some very important Persian characters like
U+200C, Zero Width Non-Joiner", or "the ISIRI 2901 layout has problems
with Hamza" (I have written a complete comparison for Microsoft people),
but I guess it's better to save this for a later time.

The whole point with ISIRI 2901 is this layout has the benefit of being
the national standard of the only country whose official language is
Persian. So, at least some experts with experience in different platforms
and having different implementations in mind have sit together and created
it. It it also a revision of an older standard, which means it has passed
some test of time.

BTW, if you want my personal advice, for a user-oriented mindset it is
the best available, having the shortest learning curve among the
non-phonetic layouts.


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