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Paper 196elpub2005:
The Newer, the Worse: the Status of Farsi Word Processing Softwares in Iran

id 196elpub2005
authors Mortaza Kokabi
year 2005
title The Newer, the Worse: the Status of Farsi Word Processing Softwares in Iran
source ELPUB2005. From Author to Reader: Challenges for the Digital Content Chain: Proceedings of the 9th ICCC International Conference on ElectronicPublishing held at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven-Heverlee(Belgium), 8-10 June 2005 / Edited by: Milena Dobreva & Jan Engelen, ed. byPeeters Publishing Leuven, ISBN 90-429-1645-1, 2005
summary In this paper, the problems of Farsi word processing softwares that are based on Word for Windows are enumerated. Being a non-roman script written from right to left and taken as Arabic, are two factors affecting the malfunctioning of Word for Windows. The problems such as: different keyboard layouts in different versions of Word; many problems encountered in dealing with digits; the problems concerning capital letters that sometimes do not attach when they must; and the considering Farsi letters as misspelled by spell checker are but some problems of the kind. Some suggestions are presented at the end.
keywords word processing softwares; Farsi; Arabic; non-roman languages
series ELPUB:2005
type full paper
email kokabi80@yahoo.com
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-196elpub2005
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