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To be accepted as a serious international linguistics site; it is my opinion that we should implement an input method for the International Phonetic Alphabet, for example the Type It IPA Keyboard

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    What do you mean by a "rendering program"? You can insert IPA into posts straightforwardly. – Colin Fine Aug 12 at 9:23
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    IPA consists of simple Unicode characters. There is nothing to ‘render’ that would require any kind of rendering program. Do you mean an advanced IPA input helper like the TypeIt IPA keyboard? If so, that would be useful, but probably beyond what it’s possible to customise for an SE site, I imagine. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Aug 12 at 9:44
  • Yes, I have edited my question. – Danillo Aug 12 at 9:57
  • Edited based on the comments. – Draconis Aug 13 at 16:21
  • @ColinFine: Technically true, but the same can (also) be said of Hebrew characters, for instance; nevertheless, both Biblical Hermeneutics and Mi Yodeya possess, as one can clearly see, a button for the Hebrew keyboard in their respective answer and question sections. – Lucian Aug 14 at 4:33
  • @JanusBahsJacquet: See my previous comment, addressed to Colin Fine. – Lucian Aug 14 at 4:34
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    Japanese.SE has a lot of custom formatting as well. It would be awesome if we could get XSAMPA rendering or something similar. – phipsgabler Aug 14 at 10:20
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I have no objection to the addition of whatever character or graphics rendering utility that aids linguists. I object to the various unsupported assertions implied by the phrase "To be accepted as a serious international linguistics site" and the supposed relationship to a built-in typing utility.

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