Roozbeh Pournader

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Roozbeh Pournader
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BornApril 1980
ResidenceCalifornia, United States
OccupationFounder of Persian Wikipedia

Roozbeh Pournader[1] (Persian: روزبه پورنادر‎, Persian pronunciation: [ɾuːz'be puːɾ'nɑːdeɾ]) (born April 1980) is an Iranian-American free software activist.[2][3][4][5] After the establishment of the Persian Wikipedia, he became the first system operator (sysop) and administrator of the project.[6] He was a major assistant, participant and co-founder of the Persian Wikipedia.[7]

He was a technical manager at Sharif Linux Project at Sharif University of Technology, and formerly served as a technical manager at FarsiTeX.[8][9]

He finally moved to California, U.S., served at HighTech Passport, Ltd, and was then hired by Google.[10]


Pournader was born in Tehran, Iran, where he obtained his high school diploma in 1996 from Allameh Helli High Schools. He graduated from Sharif University of Technology in the field of computer engineering.[11]


Since 2011, Pournader has worked as an Internationalization Engineer at Google, focusing on text encoding and rendering, fonts, and bidirectional text. He joined the Android Text team in late 2014.


In 2003, Pournader was appointed to provide a report for the United Nations Development Programme about computer development and computer localization in Afghanistan.[12]


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