Notes from a Linguistic Mystic

For all of you early adopters, I’ve updated the method described in my previous tutorial on using IPA fonts with Mac OS X for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Not a lot has changed, just the layout of the preference panes.

Also, SIL has recently released a new version of the IPA Unicode Keyboard which resolves some weirdness with certain programs not thinking that the encoding is UTF-8. So, if you’re upgrading to Mavericks, upgrade your IPA keyboard too!

For what it’s worth, Praat works just fine in Mavericks as well, and is screaming fast if you use the 64-bit Alpha version on a 64-bit Mac.

Although I don’t have time for a full review, I recommend the upgrade to anybody with a compatible computer, it all seems to be improvements. So, go ahead and upgrade, you’ll still be able to transcribe to your heart’s content.

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