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International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Chart Unicode Keyboard

Interface for entering/typing IPA characters and diacritics

IPA Script Typewriter 1.2

You can use this tool to type phonemic symbols to be inserted in a word processor. You can also use it to produce the code needed to insert phonemic symbols in a web page.

IPA Trainer

IPA Trainer is a tool for those interested in learning or teaching the characters of the internation phonetic alphabet (IPA). Since all IPA characters are not relevant to all languages, IPA Trainer offers the opportunity for anyone to register and customise their own IPA table(s) and then practice them themselves, or direct their students to those/that table(s).

PA-SAM phonetic fonts

The IPA-SAM phonetic fonts are TrueTypeŽ fonts for use on IBM-compatible PCs running Windows. (They also work on Mac OSX.) With them installed, you can display phonetic symbols on the screen and print them out in any size.

Perfect English Pronunciation

A website devoted to English and French pronunciation and phonetics

Phonetic symbols with sounds

Click on the phonetic symbols to hear the vowel sounds.


The Sounds of American English

Phonetics Resources

Resources For Studying Spoken English: Guide to online and freeware resources for studying speech sounds of English. Some demos.

Phonmap - Phonemic Script Writer

Phonmap makes it easy to write/represent spoken words in 'phonemic script' without having to search through large font tables. Just run the program and write your word(s) using the mouse to select characters from the chart. The text you have written will appear in the edit box at the top.

Places of articulation

An up-to-date list of all the places of articulation present in the IPA pulmonic chart as well as information about each.

Reproduction of The International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet may be freely copied on condition that acknowledgement is made to the International Phonetic Association.


Sephonics is a Windows program that will teach you the English phonetic alphabet, which is a subset of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA, in short).