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It's a while Persian Wikipedia has gone on the globe in main portal. Eventhough, it's a nuisance for Persian speakers to see a Persian text with western Arabic numerals as 680 000 + مقاله. Please convert the numerals to eastern Arabic numerals. A recent survey in Persian Wikipedia shows that it's not acceptable for Persian speakers to use western Arabic numerals.

For some languages it is common to write in their indigenous numerals in some special cases e.g. Chinese numerals are more common in vertical text but for Persian, Persian numerals is the only accepted form.

We want that the numerals along with Persian text be changed into Persian numerals in all main portals (Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, ...). --Doostdar (talk) 06:22, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


  • Support Support changing page count for fawikinews/fawikiquote. Ankry (talk) 09:43, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support changing numbers for Persian projects in all global pages that show Western Arabic numbers instead; since they are much more common in Persian. Ahmad252 (talk) 10:03, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Persian numbers in persian text is more convenient and academic. Rajabi.abolghasem (talk) 10:22, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support as a Persian native. Benyamin-ln (talk) 13:45, 30 June 2019 (UTC)



  • The above-mentioned Wikipedia main page is multilingual. The section about each Wikipedia page is written it own Wikipedia language: plwiki section in Polish, enwiki section in English, zhwiki section in Chinese, etc. I Support Support fawiki section using Persian numerals, but I cannot see any appropriate section on this page. Maybe, we should wait until fawiki appears among 12 largest Wikipedia sites? Ankry (talk) 17:31, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ankry: You can see some Persian Projects in the main page like Wikibooks and Wikiquote. Persian Wikipedia was previously on the globe. --Doostdar (talk) 08:41, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
I support using Persian/Arabic/Hebrew numbering for these project page number reports if the communities wish so. Ankry (talk) 09:21, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ankry: In Persian, Persian numbers are used but in Hebrew, Korean, Russian, etc. western arabic numbers are used:
Persian: ۱-۲-۳-...
Korean: 1-2-3-...
Japanese: 1-2-3-...
French: 1-2-3-...

--Doostdar (talk) 19:28, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

@Doostdar: I meant arabic umbers for wikisource (if numbers appear again there). Hebrew indeed use western arabic. Ankry (talk) 19:40, 3 July 2019 (UTC)