My name is Behdad. It's roughly pronounced as
[beh da:d] [es f@h bo:d]
in IPA ASCII transcription.
It is a Persian name, natively written as
I was born and grew up in Iran, and moved to Canada in 2003.
These days, I travel between California, Canada, and the rest of the world.
I am a Staff Software Engineer at Google,
leading the fonts and text rendering team.
Previously I worked at Red Hat's desktop team.
I am a huge Free Software enthusiast, and previously worked on the GNOME Project. My long-term goal since late last century has been to make Persian work great in computer software, in particular, in Free Software, though these days my focus is not limited to Persian anymore.
I'm best known as the author of HarfBuzz, which makes it possible to read every language of the world on software like Firefox, Google Chrome, Android, Linux desktop, and elsewhere.
More about me:
I wonder if you find what you are looking for here, so feel free to contact me. Contact information is at the end of this page.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. — some dude
Email me to behdad at behdad dot org.
I am typically online on IRC as behdad on irc.freenode.net, irc.gnome.org, and irc.mozilla.org.
Copyright 1999–2016, Behdad Esfahbod (b)