Please help me solve a maddening problem with Doulos and IPA
January 30, 2011 3:01 PM Subscribe
Desperate IPA situation! I've opened up an old Word doc that was created using SIL Doulos or SIL IPA93 fonts. These are now defunct. I currently use Doulos SIL and Charis (both unicode, hooray!). The document is substituting certain alphabet characters for much needed IPA symbols. I need to know what those masquerading alphabet characters used to be in IPA.
posted by iamkimiam to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
No, the SIL converter will not work for me.
Here's an example of the problem. The word for 'scorching' shows up in the Word doc (using modern unicode Charis font) as [ZeZika] in Proto-slavic and [ZeSk'] in Bulgarian. Capitals Z and S, and the ' symbol are not IPA, but I'm not sure what they used to represent in IPA in the older version of this document (using the bad, non-unicode IPA fonts). I've been able to figure out some of the problems, for example: SIL Doulos' [ʊ] shows up as [U] in Charis, so I just replace all the capital U's with ʊ's.
Here are all the symbols that I'm still unclear about and would like to know the mappings for (the IPA symbols that they're supposed to represent):
A, S, Z, Q, ', ì, ç
If there's a full chart somewhere that lists all the conversion problems (all the substitutions), that would be superb!
Thank you MeFites; you're (hopefully) really saving my butt in a time pinch!