IPA Keyboard

In-app purchases
3.7
860 reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

IPA Keyboard is the most comprehensive phonetic symbol keyboard around!

- Type IPA for US English for free.
- 300+ IPA extension, obsolete, and non-standard symbols can be unlocked via in-app purchase from the keyboard settings.

Apart from the enormous number of easily accessible symbols, IPA Keyboard has a bunch of other great features:

- Modern, material design theme; looks and feels great for typing.
- Characters are grouped by related shape or sound, so that all of the IPA symbols are easy to find.
- Tabbed keyboards for punctuation, diacritics, tones, and other symbols, separate from the main consonant & vowel keyboard and easy to navigate.
- Alternative symbols show right on the keys. Long-press to reveal. There is also a setting to hide the alternatives and reduce visual clutter.
- Five different keyboard layouts to choose from (QWERTY, AZERTY, Dvorak, Colemak, and a custom phonetic ordering based on the IPA chart).

Great for learners!

IPA Keyboard is the only keyboard that includes a full symbol reference built in. Simply enable the Hint Bar in the app preferences. Tap on any key to reveal the phonetic description of the symbol.

If you would like to support development of IPA Keyboard or my future projects, please consider unlocking the full version!

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Instructions:

1. Install IPA Keyboard from the Play Store.
2. Enable IPA Keyboard from the App Settings (see the Installation section)
3. From any input field, tap the "Keyboard Chooser" icon either at the bottom of the screen or in the notification bar, and select IPA Keyboard.
4. Long press a key to view alternates (double-tap for tone keys).

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Credits:

Edward Greve, Developer
Percy Wong, Linguistic Consultant
Updated on
Sep 29, 2018

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3.7
860 reviews
A Google user
November 7, 2018
It's incredibly useful, the only thing I think could use some improvement is the animations of the keyboard. I type quickly, and having to slow down or remove and correct text because of the spacing of the keys and the movements can be frustrating. (Granted, it could also be because I'm used to using a default keyboard.) But otherwise it's fantastic, great way to learn. Thanks :)
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A Google user
February 7, 2020
I love this keyboard. It makes it very convenient to enter phonetic symbols, and even confirm that I remember their sound values. It even has a paɡe with mathematical symbols. Only one problem drives me nuts with it. The enter is in the place where all my other keyboards have the backspace, so when I want to delete something, I accidentally submit it instead. Maybe the backspace and enter could be moved down a row or two? (Also please check the alternate characters in the tone and quote pages?)
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A Google user
December 25, 2019
I changed my review. On a previous version, and a previous phone, the app did not work properly. The developer wrote me back after making changes and asked me to check it out. I got the app on my new phone and it works exactly as originally expected. I can now use my phone keboard to supply IPA transcriptions of words in several languages. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you, developers!
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What's new

- Fixed the popup-keyboard display bug on Android 7.
- "Enable IPA Keyboard" button now shows system settings virtual keyboard menu for easier selection.
- Fixed the superscript '8'