Templet:IPA

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Template:IPA contains

<span title="Pronunciation in IPA" class="IPA">{{{1}}}</span>

I.e., it simply specifies CSS class IPA.

This allows fixing broken display of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) characters in MS Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, and choice of style in any browser.

The font declarations are in MediaWiki:Common.css. Registered Wikipedia users can specify their own style for IPA text by editing, for each project, their user style sheet, e.g. monobook.css. Users can also specify the style locally in their browser, which works across projects.


An example, placing a phonetic rendering of the word characters in Template:IPA:

{{IPA|[ˈkæ.ɹəkˌtə(ɹ)z]}}

The result will be a span with a class attribute, like this:

<span title="Pronunciation in IPA" class="IPA">[ˈkæ.ɹəkˌtə(ɹ)z]</span>

Which appears in your browser as:

[ˈkæ.ɹəkˌtə(ɹ)z]

Without template:IPA:

[ˈkæ.ɹəkˌtə(ɹ)z]

[The last two should only look different if you are using Internet Explorer on Windows, or if you have a custom style defined for IPA text.]

Please place all IPA text into Template:IPA, even if it doesn't have any special IPA characters, like this: [aj pi ej]. This will allow users to format all examples of IPA text consistently, with their choice of fonts, colours, etc.

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