Re: Persian or Farsi?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat May 24 2003 - 20:32:31 EDT

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    At 10:22 -0700 2003-05-24, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >Personally, the only authority I care about on this is ISO 639, and in
    >that standard the English name for the language is "Persian." Very
    >well, then: my software shall call it "Persian." If ISO 639 called it
    >"Farsi," I would use that name instead.

    ISO 639 is normative on the code elements; the names are informative,
    so I would not follow its names as normative. I would tend to favour
    the ordinary Oxford as an English authority, and certainly the view
    of the Academy in Iran, first. (As it happens they all agree on

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