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Author Pournader, Source Roozbeh
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This is a proposal for encoding the Iranian Rial sign in the ISO/IEC 10646 standard. This character is an Arabic compatiblity character, needed for one-to-one mapping from Iranian 7-bit and 8-Bit character set standards ISIRI 2900 [1] and ISIRI 3342 [2]. In those standards, it is encoded in positions 2/4 and A/4, respectively. It is also on the Iranian keyboard standard ISIRI 2901 [3] on the Shift+4 position. This character has been available as a key on Persian typewriters before computers were deployed in Iran. The character shape is usually a little bit narrower than normal writing of the word Rial in the Arabic script (possibly because of space restrictions on places like price tags and typewriter wheels). The origin of the characters seems to be Iranian national standard ISIRI 820 [4], where it is claimed to be invented by the standards committee: “The Rial sign is the down-sized shape of the word Rial. It is an invention of the Standards Committee for Persian Letters in Typewriters and Computers, and its shape should be identical to the shape proposed by this committee. This letter only occupies one letter of space in typewritten text, is specially useful in banking and accounting tasks, and will be the source of many faciliations.”
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