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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Re: [p-c] Linux Instructions for Enabling ISIRI 9147 Keyboard


> Is ISIRI 9147 the Iranian Persian default for all flavors of Linux? It comes
> pre-installed in every case, right? No downloads needed?

Yes, almost all of Linux desktop and server distributions have had the
new Iranian standard Persian keyboard layout (ISIRI 9147) installed
since Aug 2005. [1]

> I am asking because an increasing number of Linux users are asking me but I
> only know about Windows. I'll post them all.

Here is the instructions for Ubuntu (not very up-to-date though):

Behnam from IRMUG also posted link to the instructions for Mac. You
may want to use that to complete you page as well.

> Also, what was the date that the 9147 layout was accepted and published as
> the standard by ISIRI?

If I recall correctly, it was accepted in late 2005 or early 2006, but
it was not official until it got the standard number and was published
on ISIRI website. The date of publication is set to 1386 which would
be 2007-2008.

> It was then IMMEDIATELY implemented in Linux, right?

You can say so... but technically, NO! As you can conclude from the
dates above, Linux distributions had the standard layout even before
the standard was published. Because of the backward-compatibility of
the new standard, there was no harm to do that.

> I'm just interested here in the gap between layout and availability of the
> physical keyboard in Windows, Mac and Linux.

Didn't get this part...


1: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4102#c4
2: http://std.isiri.org/UserStd/StdSearch.aspx -> search for 9147

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