I have just updated my online keyboard for typing English transcriptions with IPA phonetic symbols. Here is a list of recent changes:
/t̬/symbol which is increasingly used in English dictionaries to show places where flap t is pronounced in American English. This symbol is typed with the Ctrl+TT shortcut (hold Ctrl, press T twice).
/ʊ/have been replaced with
/ʊ/, following the convention used in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Both symbols represent “weak” vowels that can be reduced to
/ə/, e.g. in
/ɝ/are now typed with Ctrl+3 (3 has to be pressed one, two or three times) instead of Ctrl+E. Previously, the user had to press E five or six times to type some of these symbols.
- You can superscript any part of text, which is useful for representing optional sounds in words like feel
- You can now use Ctrl+I and Ctrl+B on selected text to italicize or bold it.
- There is a new list of recommended IPA fonts available on various platforms.