Template:IPA

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Template:IPA invokes function main in Module:Brackets using Lua.

Usage

Template:IPA is useful when there are multiple instances of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) on a page. It contains

<span title="Representation in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)" class="IPA">{{{1}}}</span>

This means it specifies a class called "IPA" as a hook for CSS styling and DOM scripting. This allows for assigning specific fonts to display IPA characters. Registered Wikipedia users can specify their own fonts for IPA text by editing their user style sheet, e.g. Special:MyPage/common.css. Users can also edit their global stylesheet (meta:Special:MyPage/global.css), which works across all projects. MediaWiki:Common.css also ensures that links inside IPA transcriptions marked up with this template do not use underlines since these carry special semantics there. For instance, the following code would cause IPA to be displayed in the font Charis SIL:

.IPA
{ font-family: Charis SIL; }

TemplateData

This template ensures proper display of transcriptions using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), especially in older operating systems and browsers. There are related specialized templates that also semi-automatically generate the transcription itself.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
transcription1

including square brackets [...] for phonetic transcriptions or enclosing forward slashes /.../ for phonemic ones

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringrequired

Examples

Placing a phonemic rendering of the word characters in Template:IPA:

{{IPA|/ˈkærəktɚz/}}
{{IPA|/[[character|ˈkærəktɚz]]/}}

The result will be a span with a class attribute, like this:

<span title="Representation in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)" class="IPA">/ˈkærəktɚz/</span>

Which appears in your browser as:

/ˈkærəktɚz/
/ˈkærəktɚz/

Without template:IPA:

/ˈkærəktɚz/
/ˈkærəktɚz/

These sets may look different if you have a custom font defined for IPA text.

Please place all IPA text into the template, even if it doesn't have any special IPA characters, like this: /mi/. This will allow users to format all examples of IPA text consistently, with their choice of fonts, colours, etc.

See Also

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