International Phonetic Alphabet Keyboard


Here you will find a keyboard layout designed to access the symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). These symbols are used by linguists to write the sounds of languages without an orthography. Here we offer a version created for the Brazilian national keyboard (ABNT/ABNT2). Layouts for other keyboards (US, UK) can be found on the SIL International site; to access them, click here.

List of Available Material

The following keyboard is available in ZIP format. Double-click to download the file, then extract the contents to a folder of your choice. After extracting, you will find a PDF file containing the documentation for the keyboard layout, and a setup file. Double-click on setup.exe to install the keyboard layout. Save and/or print the documentation according to your preferences.

International Phonetic Alphabet Keyboard

Layout for Brazilian ABNT/ABNT2 keyboard (1.6 MB).

Note: To display all of the characters accessed by the IPA keyboard, it is necessary to use one of the SIL Unicode fonts, such as, for example, Doulos SIL, or Charis SIL, or another font available on the SIL site.

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