There are many academics and
scholars, who believe Farsi alphabet lacks any accepted standardization
that allows it to be adopted for computer use. Use of tens
of different keyboards and inability of various Farsi software to allow
file import and export are indications of Farsi alphabet shortfalls.
Promoters of EuroFarsi propose a fundamental changeover from the present
Arabic-based Farsi alphabet and script to Latin. They believe this will
bring tremendous economic, scientific, technological, cultural and artistic
gains that accrue to the Farsi speaking countries and peoples around
In the last few years, we have
witnessed publishers of magazines, newspapers and large Internet sites
have been the only ones using Farsi alphabet on the Internet. For
the rest of the Iranian Internet community, use of Farsi alphabet has been
an occasional test of scanty online Farsi email services and E-cards.
Today, majority of the Iranian Internet users have resorted to the
unconventional use of Latin alphabet for communicating in Farsi.
As a minimum EuroFarsi provides a set of simple conventions that overcomes
this problem. It empowers the Iranian internet community to communicate
with one another using a common set of Latin alphabet and conventions.
Furthermore, it enables Iranians outside Iran who speak Farsi and are not
familiar with its alphabet to easily read and write EuroFarsi.
EuroFarsi conventions are now
available as part of Iran Online site. We invite you to review them
and become familiar with them.
You never know, you may get
an email written in EuroFarsi someday.