Export dialog

PhoTransEdit Desktop includes a dialog to export an IPA English transcriptions to several codifications (X-SAMPA, HTML, Braille).

 How does it work?

 Types of codifications

 Export toolbar

How does it work?

Step 1. Click on Export button

a. Choose or select the transcription document you want to export.Click on Export button.

b. Click on Export button.

Step 2. Choose the output codification for the transcription

Select the tab according to the output codification for the transcription, which can be: X-Sampa, HTML (decimal), HTML (hexadecimal), Braille and VB.Net or VB6.

Step 3. Use the exported transcription

a. Select the output transcription you are interested in.

b. Cut or copy the exported transcription to the clipboard. You can use Cut and Copy buttons (or the shortcuts CTRL+X and CTRL+C).

c. Paste the transcriptirion to your text editor or web page.


Transcriptions can be exported to serveral codifications (X-SAMPA, HTML, Braille, etc.)


The Extended Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet (X-SAMPA) is a variant of SAMPA developed in 1995 by John C. Wells, professor of phonetics at the University of London. It is designed to unify the individual language SAMPA alphabets, and extend SAMPA to cover the entire range of characters in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The result is a SAMPA-inspired remapping of the IPA into 7-bit ASCII.

SAMPA was devised as a hack to work around the inability of text encodings to represent IPA symbols. Later, as Unicode support for IPA symbols became more widespread, the necessity for a separate, computer-readable system for representing the IPA in ASCII decreased. However, X-SAMPA is still useful as the basis for an input method for true IPA.

HTML (decimal or hexadecimal)

Export your transcription to HTML code numbers. You can do this using either decimal or hexadecimal numbers. These code numbers allow you to show IPA symbols in your HTML pages. The browser will render these with the correct IPA symbols, always provided an appropriate font is available. For more information about how to display IPA Symbols on your web browser, see 'The International Phonetic Alphabet in Unicode' by John Wells.


Export your transcription to Braille. For further information on IPA Braille see 'IPA Braille: A braille code for the transcription of the International Phonetic Alphabet' by Robert Englebretso.


Export your transcriptio to a VB.NET or VB6 string. It is useful for programmers who want to include phonetic transcriptions in their Visual Basic.NET or Visual Basic 6 code.

Export toolbar

The toolbar includes some common buttons in a text editor: cut, copy, paste and font selection.

Cut Cut the selected text from the exported transcription and place it into the clipboard.

Copy Copy the selected text from the exported transcription and place it into the clipboard.

Paste Copy text from the clipboard and insert it into the exported transcription at the current cursor position.

Font This combo boxes allow users to change the font used to display the encoded transcription to import.