Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread Ali A Khanban
Hi, I happened to check the new IRNA site (www.irna.com) and noticed that they are using Unicode, which is a step forward for them. But I also noticed they are using Arabic Letter Yeh or Arabic Letter Alef Maqsura instead of Farsi Yeh. Can we do something about it? It is very bad that,

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread C Bobroff
... so many sites are using wrong characters. It certainly affects the search engines. Hehe. The humans don't seem to notice but the search engines balk. Seems like it should be the reverse! By the way, this is yet another reason I offer up thanks to Roozbeh, Behnam (and others) for the new

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread Ali A Khanban
C Bobroff wrote: By the way, this is yet another reason I offer up thanks to Roozbeh, Behnam (and others) for the new Persian keyboard as the Arabic Yeh is only a convenient Shift key away and makes for much more fruitful Google searches! But it seems some big Persian sites do not have or use

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread C Bobroff
What should we do about this? Go stand up on your roof and shout: The fonts have been repaired! It's now ok to use Arabic Letter Farsi Yeh U+06CC!! But as far as I know, BBC has never been one of the offenders although I'm too lazy at the moment to check that and the other site mentioned

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread Roozbeh Pournader
On Fri, 2003-08-22 at 21:49, C Bobroff wrote: By the way, this is yet another reason I offer up thanks to Roozbeh, Behnam (and others) for the new Persian keyboard as the Arabic Yeh is only a convenient Shift key away and makes for much more fruitful Google searches! Well, thank the original

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread C Bobroff
Well, thank the original designers of ISIRI 2901:1994. Thank you! Hey, is there any chance Behnam can be coaxed into making a transliterated keyboard based on the English layout? Not for me personally, mind you. It appears to be a highly sought after accessory and I keep getting inquiries.

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread Roozbeh Pournader
On Sat, 2003-08-23 at 02:06, C Bobroff wrote: Oh, I forgot to mention to Ali earlier that Yahoo messenger (and others?) also has the Arabic Yeh problem. Those people maybe should be contacted as they may not have representation among the silent lurkers and not know there's a problem. Note,

Re: Unicode in new IRNA site

2003-08-22 Thread Roozbeh Pournader
On Sat, 2003-08-23 at 03:31, C Bobroff wrote: OK, I took up your challenge and just emailed Yahoo. Don't blame me when we discover they've replaced Arabic Yeh with CYRILLIC LETTER YA U+042F! I don't like it. I wasn't challenging you. 'Was challenging the silent lurkers. roozbeh