International Phonetic Alphabet Keyboard (Type IPA Online)

International Phonetic Alphabet Keyboard (Type IPA Online)

Instructions to use the IPA Keyboard to type it

Using the onscreen keyboard above, click on the IPA characters to type them into the text box. After that, you can click the Copy button or press Ctrl+C to copy or use the Save button to save the typed characters as a text file.

To directly type these International Phonetic Alphabet characters with your computer keyboard:

  • To get a closed character, type # multiple times on your keyboard. For example, to get ɔ, type o and then press #, then press # again to get ø, then # again to get œ.
  • To get the principal accent, Type ' (apostrophe key)
  • To get a long vowel, type : (colon key)
  • To make a nasal, Type uppercase N.

If some characters are not displayed after typing or pasting, use the Arial font.

What Is International Phonetic Alphabet Online Keyboard?

The International Phonetic Alphabet Online Keyboard is an onscreen keyboard used to type the International Phonetic Alphabet characters.

It has simple features that allow you to type, copy, and even save all of the characters you type onto your computer. 

Aside from using the IPA onscreen online keyboard, you can use shortcuts to enter the characters directly with your English keyboard. The instructions above will show you how.

What Is International Phonetic Alphabet?

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an academic standard developed by the International Phonetic Association. 

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a phonetic notation system that uses symbols to represent each distinct sound in human spoken language. It includes all languages spoken on the planet. The system was first implemented in 1886 and was last updated in 2005. It is made up of 107 letters, 52 diacritical marks, and four prosodic marks. 

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is based on the Latin alphabet, however, it also contains some non-Latin characters. 

A "diacritical mark," "diacritical point," or "diacritical sign" is a glyph that is added to a letter or basic glyph. 

Diacritical marks are used to emphasize a letter above, below, or within it. They can also be used to denote the separation of two letters. 

Prosody is a representation of speech's rhythm, stress, and intonation. 

International Phonetic Association

International Phonetic Association (I.P.A) was founded in 1886 and is the world's oldest phonetic organization. The mission of the organization is mainly to "promote the scientific study of phonetics." Here's a link to the association's website. Membership information, journal back issues, conference schedules, and other resources are available on the site. 

Several notable dates in IPA history have recently been commemorated. The IPA celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2011. The International Phonetic Association celebrated the 125th anniversary of the International Phonetic Alphabet in 2013.