We made some updates in our Chinese pinyin translator. First, the conversion of Chinese text to International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols is more accurate now. We used information from the book “The phonology of Standard Chinese” by San Duanmu to make sure that all pinyin syllables are transcribed correctly. We also updated the algorithm to… Continue reading Updates in Chinese pinyin translator
We expanded our glossary of terms related to phonetics, phonology and phonetic transcription. Here are some of the terms we added: allophone homograph broad transcription narrow transcription Quite often we receive emails asking us whether our IPA phonetic generators support “broad” or “narrow” transcription. Our English phonetic translator supports both – broad and narrow, most… Continue reading Phonetics and phonology glossary expanded
As you know, when you convert the text to phonetic transcription and choose the option to display the transcription above each word, the words are clickable. There are several options that you can adjust to choose what you will see when you click the word. Up until now the words were also clickable when you… Continue reading Words are clickable or not in phonetic converters
Up until now the punctuation marks were preserved when you converted a text to phonetic transcription. Yesterday we added a new option which allows you to either keep punctuation marks in phonetic transcription or remove them. If you choose an option to display the phonetic transcription under each paragraph of text or to display only… Continue reading An option to keep punctuation in phonetic transcription
We added several more voices on our website: 4 American English 1 British English 1 European Spanish The total number of high-quality text-to-speech voices on EasyPronunciation has reached 101. Enjoy!
We added even more options that allow you to customize your experience on EasyPronunciation.com. Now you can choose one of 7 beautiful fonts provided by Google, including serif, sans serif and monospace. You can set the background color of your liking.. You can hide a lot of elements on the pages with phonetic converters. Another… Continue reading More options for customizing your experience
We released several updates recently: Now you can set the background color of the website. Go to “My account” → “Customize my experience”. We added more options for speech rate in computer-generated audio. The following speech rates are available now: 0.5x, 0.6x, 0.7x, 0.75x, 0.8x, 0.9x, 1x, 1.1x, 1.2x, 1.3x, 1.5x. We fixed the incorrect… Continue reading More updates on EasyPronunciation.com
We made some updates in the overall site performance. That includes faster loading speed, especially for mobile devices and improved accessibility. The forms validation is also improved – they are more intuitive now.
We made our phonetic converter even more copy-paste friendly. Now after you convert your text, you will see a button with “copy” icon under your transcription. If you click it, the transcription will be copied into the clipboard. See our FAQ for more detailed instruction. This option is not available if you choose to display… Continue reading Copy-paste the transcription into clipboard with one click
During the last few days we’ve been working hard on optimizing the structure of our database. It contains more than 150 tables with some of them with more than 1,000,000 records. Now the loading time should be faster, especially during the peak hours. We hope everyone got good holidays. 🙂