The PEPPER Font

About the PEPPER Font

The PEPPER Font is a set of phonetic symbols and special characters for use in word processing documents. The Font includes 43 regular and bold symbols for all of the American English consonants, vowels, and diphthongs, and 45 diacritic symbols and special characters. The symbols in the PEPPER Font were first described in a phonetics text for students in communicative disorders and were subsequently incorporated in a speech analysis package titled PEPPER. To distinguish this font from other fonts containing IPA symbols, it was titled the PEPPER Font. The first published version of the PEPPER Font was a monospaced font created for WordPerfect 5.1 and WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS.

The PEPPER Font available as freeware to colleagues who frequently use phonetic symbols in documents. To download the font, see the Installation Instructions link on the next section. Version 2 is a TrueType proportionally spaced font designed for Microsoft Windows applications. For detailed instructions for using the PEPPER Font in Microsoft Word, see the Complete Manual. General instructions are provided for other applications.

As of November 2000, we released a variation of the TrueType PEPPER Font called PEPPER sans Diacritics. This version of the font includes the 43 regular and bold symbols for all of the American English consonants, vowels, and diphthongs, as well as the special characters, but does not include the 45 diacritic symbols. This streamlined version of the PEPPER Font is available for simplified use in documents where diacritics are not needed.


Macintosh

The PEPPER Font does work on Macintoshes. For OS X, copy the four *.ttf files (pep.ttf, pep2.ttf, pepb.ttf and pep2b.ttf) to the Mac Font Library. Unfortunately, if you run into trouble installing the PEPPER Font on a Macintosh, we do not have Macintosh systems available with which to help troubleshoot.