As I wrote previously, almost half of our visitors don’t know International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. We were thinking about how to improve the user experience for everyone, independent on whether the person knows IPA phonetic symbols or doesn’t. Finally, we came up with this idea that the user decides himself what he wants to… Continue reading More options when you click the word in IPA phonetic translators
We expanded the database for American English in our IPA phonetic translator. Now it has much more personal names (including 3,300 first names). Another good news is that in some cases the algorithm of the phonetic translator performs faster than before. We will probably drop the support for CMU and Moby dictionaries.
We completely redesigned the way how you can create custom word lists in our Pinyin Converter. First we use new plugin to show popup with the translation of Chinese words. It is more mobile-friendly. Next, now your word list is securely stored on our server. So even if you lose Internet connection while you use… Continue reading Custom Word Lists in Pinyin Converter
We implemented regional pricing on EasyPronunciation.com. We realized that the price even of our cheapest language package is comparable to one-day salary in some countries. It is obviously not fair. We use GeoLite2 database to detect your country based on the IP address. We also used the data about the average income in different countries… Continue reading Regional pricing for access to our pronunciation tools
Recently we conducted a survey among our visitors. The only question we asked was “Do you know the symbols of International Phonetic Alphabet?” The result is that up to 60% of visitors don’t know IPA symbols. To help you we created cheat sheets with IPA phonetic symbols for the following languages: American English British English… Continue reading International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) cheat sheets