How to Insert Phonetic Symbols Into Documents

A simple method for entering Phonetic Symbols into documents such as dictionaries, lesson plans and student work sheets.

Steps

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    Download the Phonetics Builder Software[1]
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    Install the software.
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    Run the Phonetics Builder program.
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    Simply click on the Phonetic Symbol(s) you need to create the Phonetic word.
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    Click on the Copy to Clipboard button.
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    The Phonetics Builder will automatically minimize itself at this point.
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    This is to pass you back to your document.
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    Insert the cursor to the position you want to insert the phonetics.
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    Press Ctrl+V or Edit->Paste option to insert the symbols.
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    Maximize the Phonetics Builder to reuse it.
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    It's simple, easy and free.

Tips

  • Just type (on the keyboard) the pinyin including the numeric value for the Tone immediately following the letter to be formatted. For example ni3 hao3 will produce the correctly formatted result.

  • Additionally you can correctly format Pinyin, showing the correct symbols to indicate the tones.

Things You'll Need

  • The free software Phonetics Builder.

Sources and Citations

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