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Short URL: http://scripts.sil.org/encore-ipa

SIL Encore IPA Fonts

Peter Martin, 2004-04-19

Introduction

The SIL IPA Fonts are scalable outline fonts for both Macintosh and Windows systems. They contain every base character, diacritic, and suprasegmental mark currently prescribed by the International Phonetic Association. They do not include full punctuation, capitals, non-IPA, or former IPA characters. They are intended to provide as complete a solution as is possible in one font for the display and publication of phonetic text using the current IPA.

Three font families are included in the SIL Encore IPA Fonts:

  • SIL Doulos (similar to Times)
  • SIL Sophia (similar to Helvetica)
  • SIL Manuscript (monospace, similar to Prestige)

The following two versions of the SIL Encore IPA fonts are now available for free download:

  • The SIL IPA Fonts 1.2 include the 1990 Kiel revisions. Both TrueType and PostScript Type 1 formats are included in the regular type face only.
  • The SIL IPA93 Fonts 2.0 include the 1993 revisions (see readme.txt). The download contains the TrueType format in regular, bold, italic, and bold italic faces.

Important

The SIL Encore IPA and SIL IPA93 fonts are obsolete, symbol-encoded fonts. Their use is discouraged. If you decide to download and use these fonts, please note there is no user support for these fonts. If your university or organization requires the use of these fonts, please request they change their requirement to Doulos SIL, a Unicode-encoded font which contains the complete IPA repertoire.

Unicode Support

Please note that these fonts do not provide Unicode support. Their use is discouraged. The Doulos SIL and Charis SIL fonts do provide Unicode IPA support. However, you must convert existing data using the "SIL IPA93 Fonts" to Unicode before using the Doulos SIL or Charis SIL font (see SIL IPA93 Data Conversion).

For a good discussion on making the decision of which font to use, read IPA Transcription with SIL Fonts.

Character repertoire

SIL IPA93 Doulos Font

IPA93 Doulos Base Characters

IPA93 Doulos Diacritics

IPA93 Doulos Tone and Punctuation



SIL IPA93 Sophia Font

IPA93 Sophia Base Characters

IPA93 Sophia Diacritics

IPA93 Sophia Tone and Punctuation



SIL IPA93 Manuscript Font

IPA93 Manuscript Base Characters

IPA93 Manuscript Diacritics

IPA93 Manuscript Tone and Punctuation



Download

Download the SIL IPA fonts here.

Important

The SIL Encore IPA and SIL IPA93 fonts are obsolete, symbol-encoded fonts. Their use is discouraged. If you decide to download and use these fonts, please note there is no user support for these fonts.

System Requirements

  • Windows 3.1, 95, 98, Me (SIL IPA Fonts 1.2)
  • Windows 3.1, 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP (SIL IPA93 Fonts 2.0)
  • Macintosh System 7 or higher (or System 6.0.5 or later with TrueType INIT)

Cost

Free if downloaded from this site.

Technical Support

The SIL Encore IPA and SIL IPA93 fonts are obsolete, symbol-encoded fonts. Their use is discouraged. If you decide to download and use these fonts, please note there is no user support for these fonts.

These fonts are intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using these fonts is not a trivial matter. The most effective technical support is usually provided by an experienced computer user who can personally sit down with you at your computer to troubleshoot the problem.

If you are having difficulty, be sure to do the following:

  • Carefully read all the documentation provided with the fonts, including the documentation installed by the installation program.
  • Check out all the links on the web pages for these font packages, and read all the information and instructions they contain.
  • Review the list of Frequently Asked Questions available on the SIL IPA/IPA93 FAQ page and the general Font FAQ page to see if your question has already been answered.


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