Sunday, January 02, 2011

Type it with IPA symbols online

Away from home and can't find the right characters on your keyboard? Typeit let's you type Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, the Intenational Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols needed for English, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Symbols, Turkish, Welsh, and international currency symbols on any computer. According to the website,

Recommended IPA fonts available on various platforms:
  • Windows XP: Lucida Sans Unicode
  • Windows Vista: Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial, Times New Roman
  • Windows 7: Calibri, Cambria, Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial, Times New Roman
  • Mac OS: Lucida Grande
To those we can also add Charis, DejaVu Sans, Doulos SIL, Gentium, Linux Libertine, Monotype, and Tahoma, among others. IPA input methods differ by platform, but for Linux you can just copy useful characters into your Character Palette for a click-and-paste method of typing. If you have it installed and added to the panel, just right-click it to edit it.

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