From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 04:29:16 EDT
At 15:58 -0700 2003-05-20, Rick Cameron wrote:
>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.)
The Mac OS X Persian keyboard is called "Persian".
>Encyclopaedia Britannica online has an article titled 'Persian Language',
>which starts 'also called Farsi'.
>Why should we avoid calling the language 'Farsi'?
Because that's what the Iranians prefer to call it? Because that's
its traditional name in English? I have a shelf full of Persian
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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