Latin alphabets for Persian

There are a number of different ways of writing Persian with the Latin alphabet.

UniPers/Pârsiye Jahân

UnisPers, or Universal Persian, is a method of writing Persian with the Latin alphabet developed in Iran during the 1950s and popularized by Mohamed Keyvan. The chart below shows the letters used to write UniPers, toghether with their equivalent Persian letters.

UniPers alphabet

Pársik

Pársik or IPA2 (International Persian Alphabet) is another method of writing Persian with the Latin alphabet developed recently, mainly by A. Moslehi, a comparative linguist.

Pársik alphabet

Sample text in Persian

UniPers version

Tamâme afrâde bašar âzâd be donyâ miyâyand va az lahâze heysiyyat va hoquq bâ ham barâbarand, hame dârâye aqlo vejdân mibâšand va bâyad nesbat be yekdigar bâ ruhe barâdari raftâr nemâyand.

Pársik/IPA2

Tamám e afrád e bascar ázád be donya mi áyand va az leház e heysiyat o hoquq ba ham barábar'and. Hame dára e aql o vejdán mi báscand o báyad nesbat be yekdigar ba ruh e barábari raftár konand.

Version of this text in the Perso-Arabic alphabet

Sample text in Persian

Transliteration
Tamām-e afrād-e bashar āzād be-donyā miyāyand va az lehāż-e heis̱īyat-o hoqūq bāham barābarand. Hame dārā-ye ʿaql-o vejdān mībāshand va bāyad nesbat be-yekdīgar bā rūh-e barābarī raftār konand.

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Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Pársik/IPA2 provided by Daniel Ben-David

UniPers text provided by Sahand Nasr

Useful phrases in Persian

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Links

Information about UniPers
http://unipers.com

Information about Pársik/IPA2
http://www.persiandirect.com/projects/ipa2/ipa2_tutor.htm

Information about other methods of writing Persian with the Latin alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Persian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingilish

Online Persian lessons
http://www.easypersian.com

Free Persian fonts
http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/fonts/persian.html

Persian Verb Conjugator
http://www.jahanshiri.ir/pvc/pvc.php

Adventures in Persian language and culture
http://www.ajabanzaban.com

Online Persian dictionaries
http://www.aryanpour.com
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~safari/masood/cgi-bin
http://www.farsidic.com

Persian Electronic talking dictionaries
http://www.ectaco.com

Online English <> Persian translator
http://www.parstranslator.com

Online Persian radio
http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian
http://www.radiofarda.com

FazMide | Persian Music Download
http://fazmide.org

Links to a range of Persian sites (news, radio, etc.)
http://www.gooya.co.uk

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