Iranian Calendar

2004-05-18 Thread Ordak D. Coward
After reading the recent discussion on Iranian Calendar and its support in .NET, I have a few suggestions: - As the lunar calendar in Iran is observation based, there is no way to have an exact conversion for a date in future to/from lunar calendar. However, it is possible to do so for past

Re: Iranian Calendar

2004-05-18 Thread C Bobroff
On Tue, 18 May 2004, Ordak D. Coward wrote: - Birashk's book. He had published a book on his work, if memory serves me, it was called 'taarikh-tatbighi-ye Iran'. Looks like the English version of this book is on sale if you're interested:

Re: Iranian Calendar

2004-05-18 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Hi Ordak, Lemme welcome you to our list. Comments below. On Tue, 18 May 2004, Ordak D. Coward wrote: - As the lunar calendar in Iran is observation based, there is no way to have an exact conversion for a date in future to/from lunar calendar. However, it is possible to do so for past

RE: IranL10nInfo

2004-05-18 Thread Omid K. Rad
On Sun, 15 May 2004, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: It is still Amordad; I was going to point it out here to discuss, as I did not find about it in the archives. -Omid The answer is really simple: Have you ever seen Amordad printed *anywhere*? That's like using Pahlavi instead of Modern

Re: Iranian Calendar

2004-05-18 Thread Ordak D. Coward
On Tue, 18 May 2004 02:58:05 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 18 May 2004, Ordak D. Coward wrote: - Jalali vs Iranian. I strongly prefer Jalali, as it refers to a spcific method of keeping dates regardless of the country it is used in. For example, if were still

RE: IranL10nInfo

2004-05-18 Thread C Bobroff
On Sun, 16 May 2004, Omid K. Rad wrote: But since I was drawn to this calendar thing I realized that the correct word is actually 'Amordad' Recommend you avoid correcting anything. Once you make a decision to correct one thing, you'll end up having to correct more and more and then it will

RE: Miscellaneous web issues

2004-05-18 Thread Ehsan Akhgari
An important note: what Notepad does here is only acceptable. It's not even recommended. HTML 4 clearly doesn't allow a UTF-8 BOM appear before the HTML tag. Notepad is supposed to be a text editor. A text editor shouldn't insert markup by itself. BTW, ISIRI 6219 strongly discourages the use

RE: Miscellaneous web issues

2004-05-18 Thread Ehsan Akhgari
First of all, thank you very much for all the patient and lengthy explanations. Very nice of you to share so many tips! (Thanks to the others too who answered on and off list!) Happy to help! [snip] Now that 2 people have said to change ZWNJ to \u200c, I tried that but it didn't work. I

Re: Iranian Calendar (P.S.)

2004-05-18 Thread C Bobroff
On Tue, 18 May 2004, Hooman Mehr wrote: On a second thought, I got reluctant to discuss this matter on the list. It would be way off topic. Moreover, I am afraid that whatever I say could be interpreted as political statement or religious evangelism and start flamewars. Looks like Fortune

Re: Iranian Calendar (P.S.)

2004-05-18 Thread C Bobroff
Actually, all this off-topic mix of calendars and philosophy has reminded me that when I was writing something (in English) a few months ago on Al-Biruni, whenever his name came up at the end of the line in Word, it would wrap and so the Al- would be on one line and the Biruni would go down to the