IPA Symbols

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Show vowel chart
Symbol ASCII Code Symbol Name Keystrokes Phonetic Description
i 105 Lower-case I i Close front unrounded vowel
" 034 Undotted I Shift+' Not an IPA symbol
ö 246 Barred I Alt+0246 Close central unrounded vowel
® 174 Undotted Barred I Alt+0174 Not an IPA symbol
I 073 Small Capital I Shift+i Near-close near-front unrounded vowel
e 101 Lower-case E e Close-mid front unrounded vowel
« 171 Schwa Alt+0171 Mid central vowel
130 Reversed E Alt+0130 Close-mid central unrounded vowel
E 069 Epsilon Shift+e Open-mid front unrounded vowel
Î 206 Reversed Epsilon Alt+0206 Open-mid central unrounded vowel
Ï 207 Closed Reversed Epsilon Alt+0207 Open-mid central rounded vowel
a 097 Lower-case A a Open front unrounded vowel
Π140 Turned A Alt+0140 Near-open central vowel
A 065 Cursive A Shift+a Open back unrounded vowel
 129 Turned Cursive A Alt+0129 Open back rounded vowel
Q 081 Ash Digraph Shift+q Near-open front unrounded vowel
o 111 Lower-case O o Close-mid back rounded vowel
O 079 Slashed O Shift+o Close-mid front rounded vowel
P 080 Barred O Shift+p Close-mid central rounded vowel
¿ 191 Lower-case O-E Digraph Alt+0191 Open-mid front rounded vowel
¯ 175 Small Capital O-E Digraph Alt+0175 Open front rounded vowel
 141 Open O Alt+0141 Open-mid back rounded vowel
µ 181 Turned M Alt+0181 Close back unrounded vowel
u 117 Lower-case U u Close back rounded vowel
¬ 172 Barred U Alt+0172 Close central rounded vowel
U 085 Upsilon Shift+u Near-close near-back rounded vowel
à 195 Turned V Alt+0195 Open-mid back unrounded vowel
F 070 Ram's Horns Shift+f Close-mid back unrounded vowel
y 121 Lower-case Y y Close front rounded vowel
Y 089 Small Capital Y Shift+y Near-close near-front rounded vowel

Show consonant chart
Symbol ASCII Code Symbol Name Keystrokes Phonetic Description
b 098 Lower-case B b Voiced bilabial plosive
º 186 Hooktop B Alt+0186 Voiced bilabial implosive
õ 245 Small Capital B Alt+0245 Voiced bilabial trill
B 066 Beta Shift+b Voiced bilabial fricative
c 099 Lower-case C c Voiceless palatal plosive
þ 254 Curly-tail C Alt+0254 Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative
C 067 C Cedilla Shift+c Voiceless palatal fricative
d 100 Lower-case D d Voiced dental or alveolar plosive
ë 235 Hooktop D Alt+0235 Voiced dental or alveolar implosive
ê 234 Right-tail D Alt+0234 Voiced Retroflex plosive
D 068 Eth Shift+d Voiced dental fricative
f 102 Lower-case F f Voiceless labiodental fricative
g 103 Lower-case G g Voiced velar plosive
© 169 Hooktop G Alt+0169 Voiced velar implosive
G 071 Small Capital G Shift+g Voiced uvular plosive
ý 253 Hooktop Small Capital G Alt+0253 Voiced uvular implosive
Ä 196 Gamma Alt+0196 Voiced velar fricative
h 104 Lower-case H h Voiceless glottal fricative
ú 250 Hooktop H Alt+0250 Voiced glottal fricative
î 238 Hooked Heng Alt+0238 Simultaneous postalveolar and velar fricative
ð 240 Crossed H Alt+0240 Voiceless pharingeal fricative
ç 231 Turned H Alt+0231 Voiced labial-palatal approximant
K 075 Small Capital H Shift+k Voiceless epiglottal fricative
j 106 Lower-case J j Voiced palatal approximant
¾ 190 Dotless J Alt+0190 Not an IPA symbol
ï 239 Barred Dotless J Alt+0239 Voiced palatal plosive
Æ 198 Curly-tail J Alt+0198 Voiced palatal fricative
× 215 Hooktop Barred Dotless J Alt+0215 Voiced palatal implosive
k 107 Lower-case K k Voiceless velar plosive
l 108 Lower-case L l Voiced dental or alveolar lateral approximant
ñ 241 Right-tail L Alt+0241 Voiced retroflex lateral approximant
 194 Belted L Alt+0194 Voiceless dental or alveolar lateral fricative
L 076 L-Yogh Digraph Shift+l Voiced dental or alveolar lateral fricative
; 059 Small Capital L ; Voiced velar lateral approximant
m 109 Lower-case M m Voiced bilabial nasal
É 201 Superscript M Alt+0201  
M 077 Meng Shift+m Voiced labiodental nasal
å 229 Turned M, Right Leg Alt+0229 Voiced velar approximant
n 110 Lower-case N n Voiced dental or alveolar nasal
N 078 Eng Shift+n Voiced velar nasal
Ô 212 Superscript Eng Alt+0212  
÷ 247 Right-tail N Alt+0247 Voiced retroflex nasal
ø 248 Left-tail N (at left) Alt+0248 Voiced palatal nasal
Ë 203 Superscript Left-tail N (at left) Alt+0203  
² 178 Small Capital N Alt+0178 Voiced uvular nasal
p 112 Lower-case P p Voiceless bilabial plosive
¸ 184 Phi Alt+0184 Voiceless bilabial fricative
q 113 Lower-case Q q Voiceless uvular plosive
r 114 Lower-case R r Voiced dental or alveolar trill
R 082 Fish-hook R Shift+r Voiced dental or alveolar tap
¨ 168 Turned R Alt+0168 Voiced dental or alveolar approximant
} 125 Right-tail R Shift+] Voiced retroflex flap
ä 228 Turned Long-leg R Alt+0228 Voiced alveolar lateral flap
Ó 211 Turned R, Right Tail Alt+0211 Voiced retroflex approximant
{ 123 Small Capital R Shift+[ Voiced uvular trill
Ò 210 Inverted Small Capital R Alt+0210 Voiced uvular fricative
s 115 Lower-case S s Voiceless alveolar fricative
§ 167 Right-tail S (at left) Alt+0167 Voiceless retroflex fricative
S 083 Esh Shift+s Voiceless postalveolar fricative
t 116 Lower-case T t Voiceless dental or alveolar plosive
ÿ 255 Right-tail T Alt+0225 Voiceless retroflex plosive
T 084 Theta Shift+t Voiceless dental fricative
v 118 Lower-case V v Voiced labiodental fricative
V 086 Cursive V Shift+v Voiced labiodental approximant
w 119 Lower-case W w Voiced labial-velar approximant
ã 227 Turned W Alt+0227 Voiceless labal-velar fricative
x 120 Lower-case X x Voiceless velar fricative
X 088 Chi Shift+x Voiceless uvular fricative
´ 180 Turned Y Alt+0180 Voiced palatal lateral approximant
z 122 Lower-case Z z Voiced alveolar fricative
ü 252 Curly-tail Z Alt+0252 Voiced alveolo-palatal fricative
½ 189 Right-tail Z Alt+0189 Voiced retroflex fricative
Z 090 Ezh Shift+z Voiced postalveolar fricative
? 063 Glottal Stop Shift+/ Glottal plosive
û 251 Barred Glottal Stop Alt+0251 Epiglottal plossive
À 192 Reversed Glottal Stop Alt+1092 Voiced pharingeal fricative or approximant
¹ 185 Barred Reversed Glottal Stop Alt+0185 Voiced epiglottal fricative or approximant

Symbol ASCII Code Symbol Name Keystrokes Phonetic Description
135 Bull's Eye Alt+0135 Bilabial click
Ž 142 Pipe Alt+142 Dental click
œ 156 Double-barred Pipe Alt+156 Palatoalveolar click
146 Double Pipe Alt+0146 Alveolar lateral click
151 Exclamation Point Alt+0151 (Post)alveolar click

Diacritic and Suprasegmental Symbols
Note: These symbols are typed in after the symbols they modify
Symbol ASCII Code Symbol Name Keystrokes Phonetic Description
p' 039 Apostrophe ' Ejective
d8 056 Under-ring (o-width) 8 Voiceless
l¥ 165 Under-ring (i-width) Alt+0165 Voiceless
a* 042 Over-ring (o-width) Shift+8 Voiceless
"¡ 161 Over-ring (i-width) Alt+0161 Voiceless
s¤ 164 Subscript Wedge Alt+0164 Voiced
pH 072 Superscript H Shift+h Aspirated
e¦ 166 Subscript Right Half-ring Alt+0166 More rounded
7 055 Subscript Left Half-ring 7 Less rounded
a+ 043 Subscript Plus (o-width) Shift+= Advanced
i± 177 Subscript Plus (i-width) Alt+0177 Advanced
o= 061 Under-bar (o-width) = Retracted
i­ 173 Under-bar (i-width) Alt+0173 Retracted
e_ 095 Umlaut Shift+- Centralized
e~ 126 Over-cross Shift+` Mid-centralized
n` 096 Syllabicity Mark ` Syllabic
u9 057 Subscript Arch (o-width) 9 Non-syllabic
i» 187 Subscript Arch (i-width) Alt+0187 Non-syllabic
«Õ 213 Rhoticity Sign Alt+0213 Rhoticity
b- 045 Subscript Umlaut (o-width) - Breathy voiced
iÐ 208 Subscript Umlaut (i-width) Alt+0208 Breathy voiced
a0 048 Subscript Tilde (o-width) 0 Creaky voiced
i¼ 188 Subscript Tilde (i-width) Alt+0188 Creaky voiced
dÑ 209 Subscript Seagull Alt+0209 Linguolabial
dW 087 Superscript W Shift+w Labialized
tJ 074 Superscript J Shift+j Palatalized
tì 236 Superscript Gamma Alt+0236 Velarized
d³ 179 Superscript Reversed Glottal Stop Alt+0179 Pharingealized
d5 053 Subscript Bridge 5 Dental
s° 176 Inverted Subscript Bridge Alt+0176 Apical
n6 054 Subscript Square 6 Laminal
o) 041 Superscript tilde (o-width) Shift+0 Nasalized
"â 226 Superscript Tilde (i-width) Alt+0226 Nasalized
d< 060 Superscript N Shift+, nasal release
d: 058 Superscript L Shift+; Lateral release
p| 124 Corner Shift+\ No audible release
lò 242 Superimposed Tilde Alt+0242 Velarized or pharingealized
e3 051 Raising Sign (o-width) 3 Raised
i£ 163 Raising Sign (i-width) Alt+0163 Raised
e4 052 Lowering Sign (o-width) 4 Lowered
i¢ 162 Lowering Sign (i-width) Alt+0162 Lowered
a1 049 Advancing Sign (o-width) 1 Advanced
iÁ 193 Advancing Sign (i-width) Alt+0193 Advanced
o2 050 Retracting Sign (o-width) 2 Retracted
iª 170 Retracting Sign (i-width) Alt+0170 Retracted
tƒS 131 Top Tie Bar Alt+0131 Africate or double articulation
aÈ 200 Vertical Stroke (superior) Alt+0200 Primary stress
aÇ 199 Vertical Stroke (inferior) Alt+0199 Secondary stress
iù 249 Length Mark Alt+0249 Long
i> 062 Half-length Mark Shift+. Half-long
o( 040 Breve (o-width) Shift+9 Extra short
"á 225 Breve (i-width) Alt+0225 Extra short
¨i.Q@kt 046 Period . Syllable break
eía 237 Bottom Tie Bar Alt+0237 Linking

Tones and Word Accents
Symbol ASCII Code Symbol Name Keystrokes Phonetic Description
ma! 033 Double Acute Accent (o-width) Shift+1 Extra high level
"Ú 218 Double Acute Accent (i-width) Alt+0218 Extra high level
maˆ 136 Double Acute Accent (high o-width) ALt+0136 Extra high level
i 137 Double Acute Accent (high i-width) Alt+0137 Extra high level
ma@ 064 Acute Accent (o-width) Shift+2 High level
"Û 219 Acute Accent (i-width) Alt+0219 High level
ma 143 Acute Accent (high o-width) Alt+0143 High level
i 144 Acute Accent (high i-width) Alt+0144 High level
ma# 035 Macron (o-width) Shift+3 Mid level
"Ü 220 Macron (i-width) Alt+0220 Mid level
ma 147 Macron (high o-width) Alt+0147 Mid level
i 148 Macron (high i-width) Alt+0148 Mid level
ma$ 036 Grave Accent (o-width) Shift+4 Low level
"Ý 221 Grave Accent (i-width) Alt+0221 Low level
ma˜ 152 Grave Accent (high o-width) Alt+0152 Low level
i 153 Grave Accent (high, i-width) Alt+0153 Low level
ma% 037 Double Grave Accent (o-width) Shift+5 Extra low level
"Þ 222 Double Grave Accent (i-width) Alt+0222 Extra low level
ma 157 Double Grave Accent (high o-width) Alt+0157 Extra low level
iž 158 Double Grave Accent (high i-width) Alt+0158 Extra low level
maŠ 138 Extra-high Tone Bar Alt+0138 Extra high level
ma 145 High Tone Bar Alt+0145 High level
ma 149 Mid Tone Bar Alt+149 Mid level
maš 154 Low Tone Bar Alt+0154 Low level
maŸ 159 Extra Low Tone Bar Alt+0159 Extra low level
ma& 038 Wedge (o-width) Shift+7 Rising contour
"à 224 Wedge (i-width) Alt+0224 Rising contour
maô 244 Wedge (high o-width) Alt+0244 Rising contour
ió 243 Wedge (high i-width) Alt+0243 Rising contour
ma^ 094 Circumflex Accent (o-width) Shift+6 Falling Contour
"ß 223 Circumflex Accent (i-width) Alt+0223 Falling contour
maé 233 Circumflex Accent (high o-width) Alt+0233 Falling contour
iæ 230 Circumflex Accent (high i-width) Alt+0230 Falling contour
maè 232 Rising Tone Bar Alt+0232 Rising contour
ma 134 Falling Tone Bar Alt+0134 Falling contour
maØ 216 High-rising Tone Bar Alt+0216 High rising contour
ma 128 Low-rising Tone Bar Alt+128 Low-rising contour
ma 133 High-falling Tone Bar Alt+0133 High falling contour
maÙ 217 Low-falling Tone Bar Alt+0217 Low-falling contour
155 Down Arrow Alt+0155 Downstep
139 Up Arrow Alt+0139 Upstep
Ì 204 Upward Diagonal Arrow Alt+0204 Global rise
Í 205 Downward Diagonal Arrow Alt+0205 Global fall

Transcription delimiters
Symbol ASCII Code Symbol Name Keystrokes Phonetic Description
, 044 Comma , Not an IPA symbol
[ 091 Left Square Bracket [ Begin phonetic transcription
] 093 Right Square Bracket ] End phonetic transcription
/ 047 Forward Slash / Begin/end phonemic transcription
150 Vertical Line Alt+0150  
132 Double Vertical Line Alt+0132  
oÊe 202 Minute Space Alt+0202  
\ 092 Backward Slash \  
Ö 214 Hyphen Dash Alt+0214  

These tables are based on information obtained from the following sources:

Coded by Alfredo B. Torrejón (torreal@mail.auburn.edu)