--- In phoNet@yahoogroups.com, "guto rhys" <gutorhys@y...> wrote:
> Could someone tell me from where I could download the IPA symbols and
> how I could use them in word. I'm not very familiar with computers so
> I would appreciate an idiots guide! Would group members suggest word
> as a suitable programme or are there any better ones?

There are a few fonts for IPA in the files section of this group. The
Gentium font from the Summer Institute of Lanaguages (SIL) is
recommended by some - http://www.sil.org/~gaultney/gentium/ .

I suspect SC Unipad (an old copy is available in the files section)
would be friendlier for inputting long sequences of IPA characters.
The latest version is *not* free - it is now a comerical product!

One trick for Word 2002 onwards is to enter the hex code and then
alt/x to convert to the character. Alt/x acts as a toggle. (Using
insert symbol gets vary tedious!) For a list of hex codes, see
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/ipa-unicode.htm .