I want shortcuts (pre-existing or customised) for IPA symbols. I've installed IPA Unicode keyboard, which works fine on notes/ google docs but not on pages. I don't have ms word. Keyman does not come with a list of shortcuts I can refer to and learn. I don't want to have to Fn+E and look up the symbols menu to manually pick each symbol. (For reference, I'm using MacOS Monterey 12.6.9)

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    IPA Unicode seems to work fine for me in Pages 13.1 in Monterey. What exactly does not work for you? Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 1:02
  • A list of shortcuts for Keyman can be found at help.keyman.com/keyboard/sil_ipa/1.8.6/sil_ipa Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 13:11
  • @TomGewecke pages 13.1 refuses to switch to IPA unicode as input source. It makes the switch to every other keyboard just fine.
    – BB12
    Commented Sep 23, 2023 at 6:33
  • Try reinstalling Pages and iPA Unicode. It works fine for me, and an input source like that should work in any apple app. Commented Sep 23, 2023 at 9:30
  • I’m voting to close this question because this site is not about computer programs.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 19 at 17:13

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Is pasting text from an IPA keyboard webpage acceptable? There is a popular IPA keyboard here: https://ipa.typeit.org/full/

The website allows you to type in IPA fairly quickly through keyboard shortcuts and copy it to the clipboard.

[fɹ̈ ɘgˈzɛə̯̃mpɫ̩ | ˈhi̠ɹ̈ ɘz ə nɛ̝ɹ̈o̜ʊ̯ tʃɹ̥̈ɛə̯̃nˈskɹ̈ɪ̞pʃn̩ ɐɪ̯ ˈme̞ɪ̯d̪ ˌðɛ̝ɹ̈]

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    "I don't want to have to Fn+E and look up the symbols menu to manually pick each symbol"
    – user6726
    Commented Sep 21, 2023 at 17:36

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