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Persian alphabet

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The Persian alphabet (Persian: الفبای فارسی, romanized: Alefbâye Fârsi) is the right-to-left alphabet used for the Persian language. It is a modification of the Arabic alphabet with four additional letters added: پ چ ژ گ. It was the basis of many Arabic-based scripts used in Central and South Asia. It is used for the Iranian and Dari standard varieties of Persian; and is one of two official writing systems for the Persian language, alongside the Cyrillic-based Tajik alphabet.

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Persian alphabet
الفبای فارسی
Alefbâye Fârsi
"Fârsi" written in the Persian alphabet in Nastaliq style
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Directionright-to-left script Edit this on Wikidata
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 This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and  , see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.

The script is mostly but not exclusively right-to-left; mathematical expressions, numeric dates and numbers bearing units are embedded from left to right. The script is cursive, meaning most letters in a word connect to each other; when they are typed, contemporary word processors automatically join adjacent letter forms.