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 ====== Tanzil Project ====== ====== Tanzil Project ======
  
-**Tanzil** is a Quranic project launched in early 2007 to produce a highly verified Unicode Quran text to be used in Quranic websites and applications. Our mission in the Tanzil project is to produce a standard Unicode Quran text and serve as a reliable source for this standard text on the web. +Tanzil is a Quranic project launched in early 2007 to produce a highly verified Unicode Quran text to be used in Quranic websites and applications. Our mission in the Tanzil project is to produce a standard Unicode Quran text and serve as a reliable source for this standard text on the web. 
  
 ===== Why Tanzil? ===== ===== Why Tanzil? =====
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 Since the appearance of the first digital copy of the holy Quran, there had been substantial effort to produce an accurate Quran text, but due to some difficulties (some of which are listed below), these efforts were unsuccessful in many of the cases, and unfortunately,​ the Quran texts appeared in a majority of Quranic websites and applications were suffering from lots of errors and typos. Since the appearance of the first digital copy of the holy Quran, there had been substantial effort to produce an accurate Quran text, but due to some difficulties (some of which are listed below), these efforts were unsuccessful in many of the cases, and unfortunately,​ the Quran texts appeared in a majority of Quranic websites and applications were suffering from lots of errors and typos.
  
-[{{ wiki:​Google-typo.png?​220px| Google search result for aya 68:38, as of late 2007}}] +[{{ wiki:​Google-typo.png?​220px| Google search result for aya 68:38, as of late 2007.}}] 
-These erroneous Quran texts were so rapidly spread over the Internet that finding the correct form of Quranic verses had became almost impossible without referring to a verified printed manuscript. For example, in late 2007, when we were searching Google for the verse 38 of Sura Al-Qalam which is ''​إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ'',​ the first result that we were receiving was a wrong form ending with the word ''​يَتَخَيَّرُونَ''​ as shown in the picture to the right.+These erroneous Quran texts were so rapidly spread over the Internet that finding the correct form of Quranic verses had became almost impossible without referring to a verified printed manuscript. For example, when we were searching Google ​in 2007 for the verse 38 of Sura Al-Qalam which is ''​إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ'',​ the first result that we were receiving was a wrong form ending with the word ''​يَتَخَيَّرُونَ''​ as shown in the picture to the right.
  
 This terrible situation made us to launch the Tanzil project to produce a highly verified error-free Quran text, and make this text available to the Quranic websites and applications to prevent further spreading of the erroneous Quran texts. This terrible situation made us to launch the Tanzil project to produce a highly verified error-free Quran text, and make this text available to the Quranic websites and applications to prevent further spreading of the erroneous Quran texts.
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   * **Technical Difficulties** \\ Old Arabic character sets used in Quranic web-pages and applications lacked some essential diacritics and symbols. For example, the widely used Arabic encoding called "​Windows-1256"​ had no code-point for small-alef, which was needed to represent a complete Quran text.   * **Technical Difficulties** \\ Old Arabic character sets used in Quranic web-pages and applications lacked some essential diacritics and symbols. For example, the widely used Arabic encoding called "​Windows-1256"​ had no code-point for small-alef, which was needed to represent a complete Quran text.
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 +Some instances of typos in existing digital copies of Quran are listed [[http://​tanzil.net/​pub/​doc/​typos/​baqara.pdf|here]] and [[http://​tanzil.net/​pub/​doc/​typos/​typo-3.pdf|here]]. Some other typos and missing diacritics are [[http://​tanzil.net/​pub/​doc/​typos/​typo-2.pdf|listed here]].
  
 ===== How precise is Tanzil Quran text? ===== ===== How precise is Tanzil Quran text? =====
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 Our Quran text is now used in major Quranic [[Who is using Tanzil?​|websites and projects]], with several millions active users per month. Despite this high volume of users, we have received no typo report since the release of the first version of the text in 2008.  Our Quran text is now used in major Quranic [[Who is using Tanzil?​|websites and projects]], with several millions active users per month. Despite this high volume of users, we have received no typo report since the release of the first version of the text in 2008. 
 The accuracy of the text has been also reconfirmed by several [[Who is using Tanzil?​|projects]] that are actively using Tanzil Quran text. The accuracy of the text has been also reconfirmed by several [[Who is using Tanzil?​|projects]] that are actively using Tanzil Quran text.
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-===== Do you need to replace your text? ===== 
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-To see if the copy of the Quran text you have obtained from another resource is erroneous, simply do the following checks: 
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-  - If your text has some of the  typos listed [[http://​tanzil.net/​pub/​doc/​typos/​baqara.pdf|here]] or [[http://​tanzil.net/​pub/​doc/​typos/​typo-3.pdf|here]],​ then your text is highly inaccurate. You need to replace your text immediately by one of the Tanzil Quran texts. 
-  - If your text has one of the typos or missing diacritics [[http://​tanzil.net/​pub/​doc/​typos/​typo-2.pdf|listed here]], then you need to replace it with Tanzil simple text as soon as possible to remove any deficiencies. 
-  - If your text doesn'​t have any of the typos listed above, but it has no small-alef (e.g., in the words ''​الرَّحْمَـٰنِ''​ and ''​إِلَـٰه''​),​ then you'd better replace your text with Tanzil text to prevent any error in reading Quran. 
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-You can download Tanzil Quran texts from our [[http://​tanzil.net/​download/​| download page]]. 
  
 ===== Who is using Tanzil? ===== ===== Who is using Tanzil? =====
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 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
  
-  * [[Credits]] +  * [[http://​tanzil.net/​download/​|Tanzil Quran Text]]
-  * [[Resources]]+
   * [[http://​tanzil.net/​|Tanzil Quran Navigator]]   * [[http://​tanzil.net/​|Tanzil Quran Navigator]]
 +  * [[Credits]]
  
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