Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
& CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©
to Present Avesta Scripts
19 April 2006
(CAIS) -- Ancient Iranian scripts from the Avesta,
the holy scripture of the Zoroastrian religion, will be accessible on a website
for the first time, announced the designer of the site, Esfandiar Khosraviani.
Currently the website is under construction, which will present software for
ancient Iranian scripts and set a standard for typing the ancient alphabets on
the webpage thus enabling operators to type the ancient handwriting directly.
The name of the website, www.ahnavad.com,
is derived from the holy ’Gathas’, the oldest segments of Avesta, which
contains the divine messages delivered by prophet Zarathushtra.
Khosraviani said that the website opted for a new approach to ancient scripts to
make them applicable on the computer. It also introduced essays in the same
handwritten scripts and history of Iran to facilitate access to segments of
Avesta: Gathas and Vandidad, he added.
The editor of the website has also released an educational CD called ’Din
Dabireh’ which is about Avesta alphabets. He presented the CD at the
conference on Third Millennium of Zoroastrian Culture sponsored by Iranian
Khosraviani said that he was working on another educational CD to present
introductory part of Avesta and Pahlavi scripts in addition to ’Khorde
Avesta’, a concise version of Avesta for students.
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