About IPA Map

About the IPA Map in Phon.

Phon's IPA Map provides an easy-to-use interface for composing phonetic transcriptions. There are eight sections in the window, each with a layout which aids in the lookup of phones and diacritics. These sections may be collapsed or expanded by clicking on the appropriate title bar.

IPA Map sections:
  • Consonants
  • Clicks and Implosives
  • Vowels
  • Suprasegmentals
  • Contours
  • Diacritics
  • Tones
  • ExtIPA

Not all characters in the IPA Map are meant to be the base glyph in a phone (e.g. suprasegmentals, word boundaries, diacritics). Often, a dependent character is displayed in the IPA Map with a circle to represent its relation to the base glyph.

To view the Name, Unicode value, and Features of a character in the IPA Map, mouse over the character and a Tooltip window will appear.