Mac OS 10.2 and above provides complete Unicode support and CLAN
can use this support. Apple provides input methods for
all major languages, including right-to-left support for Hebrew,
Thai, and Arabic, as well as IPA. To use Unicode on OS X, follow these instructions:
- Install a recent copy of CLAN.
- You will need to use a Unicode font. If you have Microsoft
Office installed, you should already have Arial Unicode and that will
- If you need to work with older non-UTF CHAT files, you can convert them to UTF format using CLAN's CP2UTF program.
- If you want to use IPA characters, you should install the CharisSIL font
- To facilitate IPA input, you can install the IPA Palette system
provided by Brian Hall. After installation, you should be able to select "Show IPA Palette"
from the "Flag" menu.
- IPA Palette can be combined with the SIL keyboard layout system.
Download the current version of the IPA Unicode Macintosh Keyboard
- Once the keyboard is installed, you can turn on "show keyboard shortcuts" in the Settings tab of IPA Palette.