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Developer(s) Omid Kashefi[1]
Initial release February 2, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-02-02)
Stable release
3.0 / April 29, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-29)[1]
Preview release
3.2 Beta / September 13, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-09-13)[1]
Written in C#, Visual Basic for Applications[1]
Operating system Windows
Platform Microsoft Word, .NET Framework, Visual Studio Tools for Applications
Size 14.4 MB[1]
Available in Persian
Type Spell checker, plug-in
License GNU General Public License

Virastyar (Persian: ویراستیار‎‎, meaning "editing assistant") is a Persian add-in for Microsoft Word that performs Persian spell checking, character standardization, Pinglish transliteration, punctuation correction and calendar conversion.[2] It can conjugate approximately 46,000 simple verb tense and use inflection and morphological rules to recognize possible extensions of a word.[3] It covers approximately 2,800 non-verbal inflections for nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, numerals, classifiers, and pronouns.[4]

Virastyar is mostly coded in Microsoft Visual C# using .NET Framework and is a free software, released under the GNU General Public License.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Virastyar at
  2. ^ What is Virastyar?
  3. ^ "Free Version of Persian Spell Checker is Released". MehrNews. May 11, 2010. Retrieved Feb 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kashefi, Omid; Nasri, Mitra; Kanani, Kamiar; Senobari, Mehrdad; Iravanian, Sina; Dehlaghi-Ghadim, Alireza (2010). Towards Automatic Persian Spell Checker. Tehran, Iran: Supreme Council of ICT of Iran. ISBN 978-964-884-634-8. 

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