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Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Reading/IPA audio renderer

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IPA audio renderer

  • Problem: Not everyone can read IPA markup (e.g. /ˈbɜːrmɪŋəm/ for "Birmingham")
  • Proposed solution: A tool or gadget that takes IPA as input and outputs an audio file or stream.
  • Who would benefit: Anyone wanting to know how a word is pronounced, but who cannot read IPA
  • More comments: The Phabricator ticket includes various examples of third party tools that do this, as proofs of concept.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T298950; phab:T33221
  • Proposer: Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:40, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


I support this solution. When I read biographies in other Wikipedia, I want to hear how the name and surname are pronounced. IPA is unreadable to me. A reading machine would help a lot.--Rosewood (talk) 09:46, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It appears there has been some work around using espeak, https://itinerarium.github.io/phoneme-synthesis/ Akathelollipopman (talk) 20:32, 28 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]