Re: [PersianComputing] Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, C Bobroff wrote:

  They *could* be instructed. Google is very bad in linguistics, specially
  when considering Persian.

 Oh? So they ARE supposed to be equal and the problem is with Google and
 not with those tables. I'm greatly relieved!
 Next question:  Why hasn't Google been instructed? How can we give it a
 refresher course in linguistics?

They don't have computational linguistics for any language other
than English AFAIK.  So, I do not recommend trying that.

  Really, you'd better use both :((

 You are cruel!

 -Connie

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Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-06 Thread Roozbeh Pournader
On Mon, 2003-10-06 at 01:37, C Bobroff wrote:
 Actuallyand I'm risking exposing more of my genius tendancies
 hereI wanted to ask what I misunderstood along the line because I was
 under the impression that search engines or any search tool had been
 instructed to consider Arabic and Persian Yeh's to be the same.

They *could* be instructed. Google is very bad in linguistics, specially
when considering Persian.

 Yet it is
 a sad fact that if you do a Google search for a Persian word with final
 yeh, you'd better use the Arabic yeh.

Really, you'd better use both :((

roozbeh


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2003-10-06 Thread Roozbeh Pournader
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Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-06 Thread C Bobroff
 They *could* be instructed. Google is very bad in linguistics, specially
 when considering Persian.


Oh? So they ARE supposed to be equal and the problem is with Google and
not with those tables. I'm greatly relieved!
Next question:  Why hasn't Google been instructed? How can we give it a
refresher course in linguistics?


 Really, you'd better use both :((

You are cruel!

-Connie
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Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-05 Thread C Bobroff

On Sun, 5 Oct 2003, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
 Was googling around, found the above site by chance.
Uhh, what site?

-Connie
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Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-05 Thread C Bobroff
  On Sun, 5 Oct 2003, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
 Hey Mr Connie Genius,
 The subject line ;).
 http://www.persian-language.org/
Hehe. It's not for nothin' I'm called Mr Connie Genius!

Yeah, I knew what was coming as I was treated to those 2 beautiful final
dots of farsi in the title of the page long before the page actually
loaded!

So what action should be taken here ? Shall I send a nastygram to the
webmaster written on the official stationery of the Dots Police?

I was even thinking of opening up a Yeh Museum the other day. If I can get
folks to scan and email me these specimens of announcements/invitations on
printed paper with the Arabic Yeh's I will create a beautiful photo
gallery as a tribute to this historic phenomonon! I mean it--send them in.
It'll be cool!

Actuallyand I'm risking exposing more of my genius tendancies
hereI wanted to ask what I misunderstood along the line because I was
under the impression that search engines or any search tool had been
instructed to consider Arabic and Persian Yeh's to be the same. Yet it is
a sad fact that if you do a Google search for a Persian word with final
yeh, you'd better use the Arabic yeh.

-Connie
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Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-05 Thread C Bobroff
 Ever considered having a nick name of Joe?  See: Mr Joe Genius.
Those Qazvini's really like my name and I've had a lot of fun with it, and
it has generated much laughter and good-will, therefore it stays.

 Tell them you are going to put them in your black list if they
 don't act in 24 hours.  Don't forget to tell them that as a
 consequence, most major proxies around the world (not in Iran!)
 would block their site.

Got it. Will do.

 Roozbeh has a nice masterpiece for you musuem, but that's not dot
 related.  A bidi problem, printed 001 instead of 100.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and
those who don't.

 They do NOT do special handling this.
Well, maybe it's time for a re-think on this.


-Connie
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Re: persian-language.org

2003-10-05 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Sun, 5 Oct 2003, C Bobroff wrote:

  Ever considered having a nick name of Joe?  See: Mr Joe Genius.
 Those Qazvini's really like my name and I've had a lot of fun with it, and
 it has generated much laughter and good-will, therefore it stays.

:)
Good luck then.  baalaam jaan khob esmi daari ;).

  Tell them you are going to put them in your black list if they
  don't act in 24 hours.  Don't forget to tell them that as a
  consequence, most major proxies around the world (not in Iran!)
  would block their site.

 Got it. Will do.

  Roozbeh has a nice masterpiece for you musuem, but that's not dot
  related.  A bidi problem, printed 001 instead of 100.

 There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and
 those who don't.

And whatever radix you use, 10*10=100!  Think about that :

  They do NOT do special handling this.
 Well, maybe it's time for a re-think on this.

Take a break every 24 hours.

 -Connie

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