Persian: ی vs ي


Senior Member
Greek - Athens
Hi all. How to distinguish ی from ي in writing?

Two examples:

پیداشون It has ی
پيداشون It has ي
هستين It has ي
هستین it has ی

Thanks in advance.
  • bwac14

    Senior Member
    English - US
    ی without the two dots is used when the letter is written by itself or at the end of a word. At the beginning of a word or in the middle, there are two dots.


    ي (isolated letter with two dots below) is used in Arabic.


    Senior Member
    French (France)
    In modern Persian spelling it loses the two dots in word-final position, though this is not necessarily the case in old manuscripts. In Arabic, practice differs from country to country.


    Senior Member
    The "ي" mostly can be found on computers with Arabic fonts. ("ي" is not available in Persian fonts).
    The "ي" is not being used in daily Persian writings.
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