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    Default IPA computer program

    Do you know any program that would help me understand the IPA alphabet? I tried Sephonics, because it was free, but it has only English sounds and very bad pronunciation in my opinion.
    It would be best if it could read any given word aloud as normal speech synthesizers do (probably better as it would have less ambiguity problems). And of course price also matters.

    PS: I wanted to post it on pronunciation forum; I have no idea why it ended up here. Could moderators move it?

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    PhoTransEdit - English Transcription Editor


    Just IPA transcription, no sounds.

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    Default Re: IPA computer program

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    PhoTransEdit - English Transcription Editor


    Just IPA transcription, no sounds.
    It seems it doesn't like WinXP Both available versions don't want to work... It looks fine though.
    Last edited by mmasny; 22-Mar-2010 at 17:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    It seems it doesn't like WinXP Both available versions don't want to work... It looks fine though.
    It works for me with XP. What browser are you using? I use Firefox. I've tried it successfully on IE - it took about a minute to open, but that's par for the course with IE

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    I use Firefox too. The download is OK, the installation process ends with an error though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I use Firefox too. The download is OK, the installation process ends with an error though.
    I didn't get that far. But this isn't a problem anyone here can deal with. Send a mail to their webmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I didn't get that far. But this isn't a problem anyone here can deal with. Send a mail to their webmaster.

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    I will. But it wasn't the original question, which remains unanswered

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I will. But it wasn't the original question, which remains unanswered
    Sorry - doh. Best I could would be to start a new thread there and append all these to it - not very satisfactory. I'll ask one of the Administrators.

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    What exactly do ou want the software to do? Read the word aloud and transcribe it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What exactly do ou want the software to do? Read the word aloud and transcribe it?
    I'd certainly like it to do both these things, but what I want most is a program that given a string of IPA (best not only English) signs would read it aloud. Transcription would be great too, but it's not that much needed as I can find it in dictionaries.

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