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Workshop - Recording sound/pronunciations[edit]

  • Leader(s): Gerard Meijssen
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  • Language: English
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About the leader(s): See biography in Gerard's presentation

Abstract: Sound is a wonderful way of showing how things are pronounced. It is much more intuitive than systems like SAMPA. Pronunciations can be recorded in Commons and be available as a resource to our projects. It is worthwhile to have pronunciations in the local language for things like people and places. It shows that you cannot pronounce a word from text not knowing the language.

A workshop will consist of the following parts:

  • Why sound files are useful
  • .ogg files the sound standard promoted by Wikimedia
  • Audacity, a gratis program that does save .ogg files.
  • Demonstration of Audacity.
  • The convention for the names of sound files in Commons.
  • Demonstration of uploading sound files to Commons
  • Adding some sound files to an article of one of the projects