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Personal Information[edit]

  • First name: Roozbeh (روزبه)
  • Family name: Pournader (پورنادر)

Job history[edit]

  • Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chairman, Sharif FarsiWeb, Inc., Tehran, 2004–present.
  • Consultant for Persian Internationalized domain names, IRNIC, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, 2001–present.
  • Consultant for standardization, Persian Language and Script Working Group, Iranian National ICT Agenda (TAKFA), 2002–present.
  • Consultant for Linux and open source software, Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center, Sharif University of Technology, 2003–present.
  • Developer, FarsiTeX Project Team, 1996–present.
  • Head of Research and Development, Computing Center, Sharif University of Technology, 2003–2005.
  • Project Manager, FarsiWeb project, Research and Development, Computing Center, Sharif University of Technology, 1999–2005.
  • Consultant for standardization, Iran Book House (خانه کتاب ایران)‎, 2004–2005.
  • CEO and Deputy Chairman, Sharif FarsiWeb, Inc., Tehran, 2003–2004.
  • Technical Manager, FarsiTeX Project Team, 1997–2004.
  • Tutor, Amirkabir University of Technology preparation camp for ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Tehran and Kish, 2002–2003.
  • Consultant for scientific publications, Statistics Center of Iran, 1998–1999.
  • Tutor, Iranian national preparation camp for International Olympiad in Informatics, Tehran, 1997–1999.
  • Private Tutor, for preparation for the National Iranian Computing and Mathematics Olympiads, Tehran, 1994–1999.
  • Web Developer, Rose-Net, Rose System, Tehran, 1999.
  • Tutor, Allameh Helli High School, for preparation for the National Iranian Computing and Mathematics Olympiads, Tehran, 1995–1997.
  • Private Tutor in high school mathematics, Tehran, 1994.


  • Software Engineering, Computer Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1996–2002.
  • High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics, Allameh Helli High School, Tehran, Iranian National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), 1993–1996.
  • Mofid High School, Tehran, 1992–1993.
  • Ayatollah Taleghani Middle School, Tehran, 1989–1992.
  • Taghva Elementary School, Tehran, 1988–1989.
  • 17 Shahrivar Elementary School, Tehran, 1986–1988.
  • Shahid Kolahdooz Elementary School, finishing the first and second grades in one year, Tehran, 1985–1986.


  • Special Recognition for contributions to the Iranian open source movement, by Nasrollah Jahangard, the special envoy of President Khatami in Information Technology matters, January 2005.
  • 18th team rank in World Championship contest of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, as a member of a team of three students (Sharif Seniors), Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2002.
  • Regional Champion in ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, as the coach and a member of a team of three students, Asia region, Tehran site, November 2001 [1].
  • Iranian record holder in the number of medals in scientific olympiads, with eight medals in international, regional, and national scientific olympiads:
    1. Gold medal, International Olympiad in Informatics, Veszprém, Hungary, 1996.
    2. Gold medal, Iranian National Computing Olypmiad, Yazd, Iran, 1995.
    3. Silver medal, Iranian National Mathematics Olympiad, Yazd, Iran, 1995.
    4. Silver medal, International Olympiad in Informatics, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1995.
    5. Gold medal, Iranian National Computing Olypmiad, Mashhad, Iran, 1994.
    6. Silver medal, Iranian National Mathematics Olympiad, Mashhad, Iran, 1994.
    7. Gold medal, the First Mathematics Olympiad of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Tehran, Iran, 1995.
    8. Gold medal and special recognition as the youngest medalist, Iranian National Mathematics Olympiad, Shiraz, Iran, 1995.
  • Sixth rank in the first Provincial Mathematics Olympiad of Elementary Schools, Tehran province, Iran, 1989.


  • Co-editor, National Iranian standard for computer keyboard layouts based on Unicode, to be published by ISIRI (Iranian national standards organization) in 2005.
  • Co-author (with Michael Everson), "Computer Locale Requirements for Afghanistan", United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Communications of Afghanistan.
  • Co-editor, national Iranian standard ISIRI 6219, Information Technology – Persian Information Interchange and Display Mechanism, using Unicode [2], 2002.
  • Author, "Catching up to Unicode", TUGboat, The Communications of the TeX Users Group, Volume 23, Number 1, 2002 Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2002, pages 80–85.
  • Co-author (with Behdad Esfahbod), "FarsiTeX and the Iranian TeX community", TUGboat, The Communications of the TeX Users Group, Volume 23, Number 1, 2002 Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2002, pages 41–45.
  • Technical and language editor, Pezhvak-e Andisheh (پژواک اندیشه), the scientific student magazine of Allameh Helli High School, 1996.
  • Co-editor (with Ebadollah S. Mahmoodian), Mathematics Olympiad in Iran (المپیاد ریاضی در ایران), Volume 1, Sharif University of Technology Scientific Publishers, Tehran, 1996. ISBN 964-6379-41-9.

Standardization proposals for ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2[edit]

Representations and Committee Memberships[edit]

  • Liaison Representative of the High Council of Informatics of Iran to the Unicode Consortium, March 2001–present.
  • Committee member, Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) Project, Unicode Consortium, 2004–present.
  • Voting representative of ISIRI to ISO/IEC SC2, the international standardization subcommittee for coded character sets, 2000–present.
  • Expert, ISO/IEC SC2/WG2, the international standardization working group for the coded character set ISO/IEC 10646, 2003–present.
  • Invited Expert, Technical Committee for Persian Language and Scripts in Computer Environments, TAKFA, 2002–present.
  • Invited Expert, Language and Computers Commitee, Persian Academy, 2003–present.
  • Invited Expert, Internationalization Interest Group, World Wide Web Consortium, 2001–2004.
  • Invited Expert, Information Technology Committee, Iranian Standards and Industrial Research Institute (ISIRI), 2004.
  • Invited Expert, Persian Script and Language in Digital Environments Commitee, TAKFA, 2002–2003.
  • Invited Expert, Persian Domain Names Committee, TAKFA, 2002.

International presentations (outside Iran)[edit]

Free software projects[edit]

  • The FarsiWeb Project
    • Persian localization coordinator, The GNOME Translation Project
    • Co-maintainer (with Behdad Esfahbod), GNU Miscfiles, by appointment of Richard Stallman, November 2003–present.
    • Co-maintainer (with Behdad Esfahbod), GNU FriBidi, by appointment of Richard Stallman, November 2002–present.
    • Maintainer, FriBidi, March 2001–November 2002.
    • FarsiWeb tools, including the first set of standard Persian fonts, standard keyboard drivers for different operating systems,
    • Maintainer of stable branch, Omega, 2002–2003.
    • Small contributions to several free software and open source projects, including:
      • Pango and GTK: fixes and extensions for Arabic script modules, bug activity
      • Mozilla: fixes to Arabic module, bug activity
      • ICU: Locales for Persian, Pashto, and Uzbek
      • GNU C library: Locales for Persian, bug activity
      • Qt: X keyboard symbols to Unicode conversion, locale
      • Fedora: bug activity
      • Evolution: bug activity
      • XFree86 and X.Org Server: locale data, bug activity
  • Translating free software packages to Persian, including several GNOME packages, Firefox, KDE, and a few packages at the Translation Project
  • FarsiTeX

Interviews and mentions in the media[edit]





  • Computing:
    • Internationalization and localization
      • Persian language
      • Locales in general
      • Bidirectional writing systems
      • Writing systems in general
      • Fonts and font systems (OpenType on Microsoft Windows and Linux)
      • Right-to-left scripts (Arabic, Hebrew, Avestan, Syriac, Pahlavi)
      • Iran's languages (Persian, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen, Balochi, …)
      • Arabic script (Persian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Pashto, Urdu, …)
      • Afghanistan's languages (Persian, Pashto, Uzbek)
    • Standards and standardization processes
    • Text processing (Unicode, markup languages, flex, bison, …)
    • Markup languages (TeX and LaTeX, HTML, XML, …)
    • Packaging and customizing software and operating system (RPM, yum, …)
    • Problem solving, programming, and scripting (in C, Python, PHP, Pascal, C++, bash, …)
    • Software maintenance (with CVS, Bugzilla, …)
    • Linux system administration
    • Software quality assurance
    • Database design and implementation
    • Assembly language (80386, …)
  • Natural languages:
    • Persian: native language; complete fluency reading, speaking, and writing.
    • English: studied since age six; skilled in reading and speaking; skilled in writing in several subjects, including computing.
    • Arabic: studied since age ten; basic reading, listening, and writing.
    • Very basic knowledge of French, Azerbaijani, and Latin vocabulary.


  • Wikipedia: an administrator of the English Wikipedia since April 2004 and the founder of the Persian Wikipedia.
  • Reading (science fiction, film and theatre scripts, modern literature, fantasy, Persian poetry, contemporary politics, satire, ...)
  • Cooking
  • Writing systems of the world
  • Travelling
  • Geography
  • Contemporary history
  • Cinema