Persian picker notes/help

Updated 06-Dec-2018 • tags apps, pickers, persian

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Persian text. Character pickers are especially useful for people who don't know a script well, as characters are displayed in ways that aid identification.

If something is broken or missing raise an issue. For version information see the Github commit list.

About the chart

Includes characters in the Unicode Arabic block that are used for writing modern Standard Persian.

Controls above the text area

Transliterate. Converts the contents of the text area to a Latin transliteration that provides a single correspondence between each Persian symbol and a Latin symbol. It doesn't lead to a good phonetic transcription, but the process is reversible (unlike most phonetic transcriptions).

Transcribe to UN. This produces a UN transcription of the text in the box. The transcription appears just below the input box, where you can copy it, move it into the input box at the caret, or delete it. The transcription is generated using rules.

In order to obtain a full transcription it is necessary to add short vowel diacritics to places that could have more than one pronunciation.

Input aids

UN to Persian. Allows you to generate Persian text from characters used for Persian transcription in the UN scheme. It works as described in the section just above about Reverse transliteration, but uses a different panel to set up the transcription type-in mode.

IPA to Persian. Allows you to generate Persian text from characters used for phonetic transcription of Persian. (This may still need some work.) It works as described in the section just above about Reverse transliteration, but uses a different panel to set up the transcription type-in mode.

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