Bostani is an alternative script for Persian devised by Ian James. Mattias Persson
also provided major contributions to this project. The idea for
this script arose from a discussion with Dr. Hamid Farroukh about the future of the
Persian language, and certain problems facing young Persians in the writing of it.
It is an attempt to combine modern input methods with a distinct, historically
Persian look and feel. The name refers to a famous poem by Sa’di called the Bostân.
Type of writing system: alphabet
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
Used to write: Persian
Most letters have upper- and lowercase forms
Ruzist xuš va havâ na garmast va na sard
abr az roxe golzâr hami šuyad gard
bolbol be zabâne hâl nazde gole zard
faryâd konad hamâra mei bâyad xord. From a poem by Omar Khayyâm