Re: Persian or Farsi? (was RE: Decimal separator with more than one c haracter?)

Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 09:56:44 EDT

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    Michael Kaplan wrote on 05/21/2003 05:50:54 AM:

    > In practice, neither Apple nor Microsoft (nor any other member of the
    > Consortium) is allowed to sell software in Iran at present. Because of
    > the naming the language in other languages must also take into account
    > primary market -- speakers of and interested parties in the language who
    > outside of Iran.

    And I'm reminded that there was a bootleg derivative of Win95 (or maybe it
    was Win31) that was localised for Iran and marketed (not by Microsoft) in
    that country, and that was known as "Farsi Windows".

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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