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The purpose of our site and service is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), a strictly visual phonetic representation of sound. This visual rendering is presented through the use of the Sil Sophia IPA9 font for which there is no screen reader equivalent. Furthermore, in addition to the IPA font, all our PDF files contain multiple languages (the original language of the text with English translations). Since PDF norms allow only one reading language to be set, even with proper tagging our PDF files remain unsuitable for the visually impaired.
At IPA Source we believe the best practice in learning pronunciation for the visually impaired is through listening and imitation of the sound. Since sound recordings of texts is not the purpose of our site, we offer our visually impaired subscribers help finding single language, reader-compatible copies of the texts contained in this site upon request.
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The input of the original language texts comes from internet sources, printed texts, and vocal scores. The IPA transcriptions are original to the site and follow the guidelines set forth in Diction Help. In some cases, outside resources have been consulted for poetic clarification in the creation of the word-for-word and poetic translations, but, ultimately, all translations are original.
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