Quotation Marks in Farsi
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Sima Sharifi  Identity Verified
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Aug 5, 2007

Hi everyone,

I wonder if any of you knows how to type quotation marks in Farsi-- of course while using my English Keyboard or the On-Screen Keyboard. You know, quotation marks such as comma (,), semicolon (;), direct quotation marks (""), the curly brackets {}, and [], etc?

So far I can utilize only the period, the question mark (?), and the exclamation mark (!) on my keyboard.

Thanks for any tips,
Sima


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Hamid Sadeghieh
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Farsi Quotation Marks Aug 5, 2007

After switching your Windows XP language to Farsi (Alt+Shift) use the following combination keys in your text processing software to insert corresponding marks:

Comma ، Shift+T
Colon : Shift+;
Semicolon ؛ Shift+Y
Quotations » Shift+L « Shift+K
Brackets ] Shift+I [ Shift+O
Curly Brackets } Shift+[ { Shift+]
Parenthesis ) Shift+9 ( Shift+0
Number Seperator , Shift+U
Expanding Bar ــــــ Shift+J
Semi-Space Ctrl+-

I hope these would help. Note that these combination keys may vary depending on your OS, unicode, keyboard layout, and font.

[Edited at 2007-08-05 05:58]

[Edited at 2007-08-05 05:58]


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Sima Sharifi  Identity Verified
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Quotation Marks in Farsi Aug 9, 2007

Hamid Sadeghieh wrote:
I hope these would help. Note that these combination keys may vary depending on your OS, unicode, keyboard layout, and


Hello Hamid,

Thank you so much. All the short cuts worked except for one: the semi-space. When I do Ctrl+- nothing happens.

I really appreciate your valuable reply; It helped me a lot.

Hope to hear more about you in this Forum.

Best Regards,
Sima


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Edward Plaisance Jr  Identity Verified
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Punctuation in Farsi Aug 9, 2007

Hamid and Sima,

You have raised a question...what is the accepted standard today in Farsi for quotation marks? Is it the English "....." type or the French type «...» I believe that I have seen both.

Along the same line, for running dialog English normally switches between speakers by using a new " at the beginning of each change of speaker.
In French they use a dash ـــــ

What is the preferred usage in Perian typology?
Ed


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Sima Sharifi  Identity Verified
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Quotation Marks in Farsi Aug 11, 2007

Edward Plaisance Jr wrote:

Hamid and Sima,

You have raised a question...what is the accepted standard today in Farsi for quotation marks? Is it the English "....." type or the French type «...» I believe that I have seen both.


Hi Ed,

When it comes to quotation marks, it seems that inside Iran this type «...» is widely preferred. However, Iranian authors outside Iran prefer this: "..." which is perhaps the result of easily accessing it through the Western keyboard.

So, it seems that the preferred usage depends on where you are!

Sima


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Edward Plaisance Jr  Identity Verified
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Quote inside a quote in Persian Oct 10, 2007

With the English keyboard we have " for quotes and also ' for a quote inside a quote....

Example: The witness said, "The robber came up to me and shouted, 'Give me your money!' and he pointed a gun at me."

What is done in Persian? I do not find any single quote on the Persian keyboard.

Any ideas?

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Ed


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Naeem Anis
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Dear All Mar 17, 2009

In Afghanistan (Dari) we use " at the beginning of each change of speaker, Edward is right in this case.

Best
Naeem,


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