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17. Where can I get an electronic IPA font (or other electronic resources)?




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This article is from the sci.lang FAQ, by Michael Covington (mcovingt@ai.uga.edu) and Mark Rosenfelder (markrose@zompist.com) with numerous contributions by others.

17. Where can I get an electronic IPA font (or other electronic resources)?

[--markrose]
[Adapted from information posted to sci.lang by Sean Redmond,
Evan Antworth, Chris Brockett, Roy Cochrun, J"org Knappen,
Harlan Messinger, Alex Rudnicky, Enrico Scalas, Mark Kantrowitz.

If you know of other publicly available (and legal) fonts or
other linguistic resources, please e-mail me or post to sci.lang,
so they can be listed here.]

* A number of Postscript Type 1 and TrueType fonts (including IPA, Greek,
Cyrillic, Armenian, etc.) are available by ftp from

host ftp.winsite.com
directory: pub/pc/win3/fonts/truetype

List (ls) the directory to see what's available. The files are zipped;
a version of unzip is usually available on whatever host you use
to ftp with.

Note: TrueType files can be used under Windows or on the Macintosh.
I'm not sure if the unzipped files can be inserted directly into the
Mac's Fonts folder; I ran them through Fontographer first.

* The SIL IPA fonts (also in PostScript Type 1 and TrueType versions)
are also available by ftp from

host: linguistics.archive.umich.edu [141.211.32.2]
directory:
Windows version: /msdos/windows/fonts/truetype/sil-ipa12.exe
Mac version: /mac/system.extensions/font/type1/silipa1.2.cpt.hqx

* They are also available on diskette for $5.00 plus postage: $2.00 in U.S.
or $5.00 outside U.S. Order from:

SIL Printing Arts Department
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas TX 75236 USA

tel: 214-709-2495, -2440
fax: 214-709-3387.
e-mail: Margaret.Swauger@sil.org

* University College London also sells these fonts on disk ($32). See:

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/fonts.htm

* Some IPA fonts for TeX can be found in the CTAN archives

ftp.dante.de
ctan.tug.org (finger ctan@ftp.dante.de for mirrors)
ftp.tex.ac.uk

in the directories

tex-archive/fonts/wsuipa
tex-archive/fonts/tsipa
tex-archive/fonts/tipa <-- the most recent

* The Carnegie-Mellon 100,000-word English dictionary can be retrieved
as follows.

host: ftp.cs.cmu.edu [128.2.206.173]
directory: project/fgdata/dict

Retrieve the following files:

README
cmudict.0.2.Z (compressed)
cmulex.0.1.Z (compressed)
phoneset.0.1

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