Behdad Esfahbod - FarsiWeb Project

Behdad Esfahbod is the maintainer and main developer of FriBidi, a Free Software implementation of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm. FriBidi is used in many Open Source projects including the GNOME desktop and AbiWord word processor, where it is used as a requirement for rendering scripts like Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Behdad is also a key member of the FarsiWeb Project Group, working on tasks ranging from adding Persian support to Free Software applications around the world, to writing national standards on Persian computing issues.

Behdad is a member of Unicode Consortium's Bidi Committee, and a member of the FarsiTeX Project Team. He is currently conducting graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science.