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Kotoschow
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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!
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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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Kotoschow
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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.

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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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Kotoschow
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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.

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Have you tried a simple minimal example like this one:

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

This should give:

tipa.png (2.44 KiB) Viewed 2625 times

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

And the error message I got was:
[]
There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[T1]
,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?

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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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Kotoschow
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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?

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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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Clemens
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