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## tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

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### tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

Hi all,

I'm currently writing a work in phonology (linguistic) and I naturally have to use the tipa package to type phonetic symbols. I want to choose fonts for the symbols, so I downloaded the tipa manual. The Problem is that the instructions there are Linux directed, and I'm using a Windows 7 OS. If someone can help me choose fonts for TIPA, I'll very much appreciate it.

Thanks!
Last edited by Kotoschow on Sat Nov 24th, 2012, edited 1 time in total.
Kotoschow

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

Do you mean fonts additional to the ones shipped with tipa (in which case I'm afraid I won't be able to help)?

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

No, I'm talking about the normal TIPA fonts, the ones found here.
I can't figure out how to install them due to the reasons explained above.
Kotoschow

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

If you're using an up to date version of one of the two main TeX distributions, i.e., TeX Live 2012 or MiKTeX 2.9, they should already be on your system...
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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

Well, I do use MikTex 2.9. So how do I trigger the font I want? When I tried to type a command in the preamble that opens some font, it told me that TIPA is already open with another font. So how do I override it? I tried \renewcommand, but it still didn't work.
Kotoschow

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

Have you tried a simple minimal example like this one:

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\documentclass{article}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage{tipa}\begin{document}\textipa{f@"nEtIks}\end{document}

This should give:

tipa.png (2.44 KiB) Viewed 1616 times

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

I tried. It doesn't affect the font. So I tried including the [T1] part inside the declaration of the package, like this:
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\usepackage[T1]{tipa}

And the error message I got was:
the package tipa has already been loaded with options:
[]
There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[T1]
Adding the global options:
,T1
to your \documentclass declaration may fix this.

So I added [T1] in Document>Settings>Document Class>Class options>Custom. It doesn't help. Then I tried to declare the document class in the preamble, but the result was this
document class cannot be declared twice.

How can I declare T1 in my document class safely? Or is there any other option?
Kotoschow

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

T1 is not a »tipa« option! So it is expected that it chokes on it. Have you copied and compiled my example? Please try it exactly as I posted it and report any troubles if it doesn't work.

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

It works, but the result is not what it's supposed to be. It doesn't look nice like your example.
So what >are< the tipa options? And how do I call them? In the manual there's only T1, 0T2 and T3 as sample encodings, but none of them changes how the output looks like... So what's the idea behind calling fonts?
Kotoschow

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### Re: tipa | Fonts for phonetic Symbols

cgnieder wrote:T1 is not a »tipa« option! So it is expected that it chokes on it.

I am mistaken, actually T1 is a tipa option...

Could you run my example again adding \listfiles to the preamble and attach the log file to your next post? There should be some clue in it why it doesn't work for you...

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