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IPA TTS bookmarklet

John Tantalo
06 Oct 2009

Last modified 2 October 2011

I present the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) TTS (text-to-speech) bookmarklet. (Source)

Bookmarklet: IPA TTS (drag to your bookmark bar)

How to use: select any text that contains IPA and click on the bookmarklet. Wait a second for the iframe at the bottom of the page to load.

Try these examples: /ˌɪntəˈnæʃnəl/, /ˌɪntɚˈnæʃnəl/

How does this work?

The bookmark creates a POST request to the AT&T; Natural Voices® Text-to-Speech Demo with the IPA text in SSML. The AT&T; demo has modest support for IPA, but often fails. If you know of another IPA TTS engine, please let me know or fork the bookmarklet and add it.