Typing IPA Characters
Now the difficulty is in typing IPA. If you have Microsoft Office XP, then you can use Unicode. For older PC's you will need to download a font. We'd recommend downloading Gentium.
There are lots of complicated ways of typing IPA, but I'd
recommend simply cutting and pasting the IPA and to save
you the trouble of finding the IPA download this
Inserting stresses and sounds into your documents
Newer versions of MS Word have an Extended Formatting Toolbar.
To use it, click on
This allows you to add IPA characters above the text and put stresses in.
(If you can not see the Extended Formatting Toolbar. Click View -> Toolbars -> Customize & then click on Extended Formatting Toolbar)
I have produced a template that provides an IPA toolbar that makes typing IPA really simple. It uses Macros, which have to be enabled for your PC. Follow the instructions very carefully and this will make typing IPA very easy. For this template to work, please check that you have:
This Template is given free of charge and is given without Warranty of any kind. Before using it please read The Readme very carefully. You will need to enable Macros before it will work. If you are unsure how to do this, please consult with your local IT support. (I am afraid I do not have time to answer individual enquiries)
Download IPA (175KB ZIP)
Resources on this Website
Unicode test Page
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