From: Rick Cameron (Rick.Cameron@crystaldecisions.com)
Date: Tue May 20 2003 - 18:58:53 EDT
It's not just Microsoft - Apple also calls the language Farsi in their
developer docs. See, for example,
The 'Regional and Language Options' control panel in Windows XP also uses
'Farsi'. (Don't have a Mac, so I can't check it.)
Encyclopaedia Britannica online has an article titled 'Persian Language',
which starts 'also called Farsi'.
...so it appears to me that 'Farsi' is a well-established alternative to
'Persian' among English-speakers.
Why should we avoid calling the language 'Farsi'?
From: Michael Everson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 20 May 2003 15:02
Subject: RE: Decimal separator with more than one character?
At 11:49 -0700 2003-05-20, Rick Cameron wrote:
>Although neither a linguistic authority nor a government (yet?),
>Microsoft calls the language Farsi:
They should not. They should call it Persian.
>And apparently the ISO 639 2-letter code for the language is fa.
That is true.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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