Following on from the post Using TIPA with fontspec, how would I go about using IPA glyphs with XeLaTeX using the actual Unicode UTF-8 characters instead of using the tipa re-encoding? That is, using tipa you can say


but I'd like just to be able to type


or even


that is, using the actual UTF-8 characters, not the tipa symbolic notation. Is this possible?


As long as you have a font with the characters, why not?

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The above being the output from




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    Good point. I was hoping to be able to use the tipa fonts but I guess I'll need to write a remapping shim to do that. Jun 10 '15 at 15:28
  • @PeterFlynn The TIPA fonts are included in cm-unicode.
    – Sverre
    Jun 11 '15 at 11:43

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