At 5:03:42 AM on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, guto rhys wrote:

> I wonder if someone could direct me to a list of symbols
> used to represent the IPA in newsgroups such as this. What
> degree of standardisation is there and is anyone in qny
> way 'governing' or 'regulating' it???

<> has five systems.
Kirshenbaum is pretty common, especially on Usenet; I've
seen SAMPA mostly from linguists. And there are a lot of ad
hoc symbols in particular contexts.