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There are so many text to IPA converters available but I am having difficulty finding a text-to-IPA converter that consistently or closely matches the IPA transcriptions in the Oxford American English dictionary. As I am using this dictionary for developing my personal wirting system (using IPA), any discrepancies can negatively affect my vocabulary acquisition. Can you recommend a reliable tool for converting text to IPA transcriptions that align with this dictionary?

Oxford American English dictionary pronunciation guide and IPA symbols: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/about/pronunciation_american_english

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    Are you worried about things like bird being transcribed as bɜrd rather than bərd? Or are you worried about the IPA transcriber actually disagreeing with the Oxford American English Dictionary on the pronunciation of certain words? Jan 18, 2023 at 2:01
  • The ideal converter should 100% matches Oxford American English dictionary. If it's not available, something like bɜrd can be accepted . But I worry more about "the IPA transcriber actually disagreeing with the Oxford American English Dictionary on the pronunciation of certain words". Because that can negatively impact my vocabulary acquisition
    – Nam N
    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:11
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    A dictionary that gives only one pronunciation for "American English" will never work. Most words have many, many, many different pronunciations in the real world.
    – tchrist Mod
    Jan 18, 2023 at 6:08
  • I mean they should use the same database from Oxford American English
    – Nam N
    Jan 18, 2023 at 7:03
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    Oxford dictionaries don't make their database public, and databases are protected by law in the UK (home of Oxford) and EU, so unauthorised use would be clearly prohibited; things are less rigorous under US law, but they may still have some legal claim. Oxford dictionaries don't seem to provide such a tool, so there are legal problems with developing your own, which explains why such a tool is at least hard to find. You could of course start with another database and convert it to Oxford format, but it would not match exactly.
    – Stuart F
    Jan 18, 2023 at 11:43

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