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Persian Browser for Windows 7
On XDA we tend to post things that are English-centric, simply due to the fact that the forum is in English. However, we need to remember that although English is our defacto language, many of our users have another language that is their primary.
XDA Member sma6871 has done just that with his latest release, Persian Browser for Windows Phone 7. According to sma6871 the app has:
Bing and Google Search providers
Open in new background tabs
Arabic diacritics (Harakat) support
UTF8 support (Automatic and Manual Correction)
Orientation lock enables you to force portrait or landscape browsing
Tab browsing(maximum 12 tabs)
Save images from web pages with a tap-and-hold
Open in new tab links with a tap-and-hold
Powerful auto-completion sorted by your visit counts
and more features are coming soon
So if your a native Persian or Arabic speaker please head on over to the thread here and put the app through it’s paces. The developer would love to hear your feedback.
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