News: Microsoft updates its "Persian (Standard)" layout

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Behnam Esfahbod

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Feb 5, 2014, 10:55:43 PM2/5/14
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TL;DR: As discussed here before, Windows 8 added the Iranian standard Persian keyboard layout natively, but it was not in compliance with the actual ISIRI 9147 standard. Latest updates for Windows 8 fix this issue and you get ZWNJ working as expected, as well as Persian numbers instead of the ASCII ones.

The whole story is here: http://zwnj.behnam.es/2014/02/microsoft-and-persian-keyboard-layouts.html

-Behnam


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Behdad Esfahbod

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Feb 6, 2014, 11:46:02 AM2/6/14
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Ha! That's awesome! Thanks.
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Apr 1, 2014, 4:06:09 AM4/1/14
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Many thanks Behnam!
That was a big problem always for us! 

Hamid

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Oct 26, 2017, 12:50:31 AM10/26/17
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The M$ standard keyboard secondary keys (with altgr) don't work (neither does ctrl+alt substitute). The M$ implementation is flawed.

I tried installing the Iranian Standard Keyboard but had problems after Fall Creators update. The language bar will not recognise it on load so you cannot switch to it. You have to get into settings to kick it to life every time. I would have switched to Apple long ago except I have to use Windows at work.

Connie Bobroff

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Oct 26, 2017, 2:09:00 AM10/26/17
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It's true that the Persian Standard keyboard on Windows does
not work at the "third level." Luckily, you can download and
install Behnam Esfahbod's keyboard from
In recent years, it's become an unbelievable exercise in frustration
to let Microsoft know about bugs in Persian. Earlier they welcomed feedback.

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:02 AM, Hamid <hbeh...@gmail.com> wrote:

The M$ standard keyboard secondary keys (with altgr) don't work (neither does ctrl+alt substitute). The M$ implementation is flawed.

I tried installing the Iranian Standard Keyboard but had problems after Fall Creators update. The language bar will not recognise it on load so you cannot switch to it. You have to get into settings to kick it to life every time. I would have switched to Apple long ago except I have to use Windows at work.

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hbeh...@gmail.com

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Oct 27, 2017, 12:31:06 AM10/27/17
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Installing the ISK from scratch seems to have done the trick.
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