# [OS X TeX] tipa

Manuel Souto Pico m.soutopico at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 17:46:26 CET 2007

2007/3/8, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com>:
> Le 8 mars 07 Ã  14:03, Manuel Souto Pico a Ã©crit :
>
> > You are absolute right. Checing the manual is what I should have done.
> > My apologies.
> >
> > I didn't because I assumed that using the Unicode package I would be
> > able to use the IPA characters directly without need of ASCII
> > shortcuts (as I do when I write in Russian script or whatever).
> >
> > The right thing to write is indeed \textipa{O} to get a É”.
>
> The kind of behaviour you're looking for is precisely what is offered
> by XeTeX: direct UTF-8 input, and direct use of 0S-X-installed fonts.

After checking some relevant questions and some examples in the xetex
list, I've tried XeTeX and managed to get the right character without
need to use the tipa package. I had already used XeTeX to get Kanji in
a document but had not thought of it this time. Thanks a lot. This is
the code:

%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[spanish,english,catalan,british]{babel}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setromanfont{Palatino}

%\usepackage{tipa}
%\usepackage{xunicode}

\begin{document}

IPA symbol: É”

\end{document}

However, I've seen that not all IPA symbols are rendered with XeTeX.
For example: ÉžÊŽÊ‰É¨Ê¢Êï†‚ÉÊ‚É£É É¦ÊÊ¡É¬ï†€ÊÉ“É³É´Ê‚

I'll report my results and ask again for guidance in the LingTex or
the XeTeX list, and will try to remember and come back with the
solution if they give one.

> I know nothing about IPA alphabet myself, but I think some hints have
> been given about it on the XeTeX mailing list <http://tug.org/mailman/
> listinfo/xetex>.
>
> >> BTW: ctt would be a better place to ask, as this question has
> >> nothing to
> >> do with the Mac.
> >
> > What is ctt?
>
> I suppose this is the comp.text.tex newsgroup. I practically never
> used it myself, but Google offers a convenient interface avoiding
> having to set up a newsgroup reader beforehand <http://