Names entered in Unicode characters.

+11 votes
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Large Iranian family of about 400 names going back 10 generations.

Can I enter the first name and family name in Farsi characters ?

Are there any ramifications for later search or tree display ?
in WikiTree Tech by خسرو ادیب سمیعی G2G Crew (460 points)

2 Answers

+9 votes
Current WikiTree style guide is to use the language and script local to the people involved. This applies to both names and locations. I would, however, include a Latinized version of the name, perhaps in the Other Name field.
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (549k points)
Thanks for your suggestion. I will enter a Latinized version of first and last name in the corresponding Other Name field.
+3 votes
Thanks for asking. We need more international participation.

As Helmut indicated, the names should be entered with Farsi. Storing and displaying the characters should not be a problem. I'm not entirely sure about searching and matching. There could be some problems in that area that we need to work out.
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

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