Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet) is a
machine-readable phonetic alphabet. SAMPA basically
consists of a mapping of symbols of the International
Phonetic Alphabet onto ASCII codes in the range
33…...127, the 7-bit printable ASCII characters.
Where Unicode (ISO
10646) is not available or not appropriate, SAMPA and
the proposed XSAMPA (Extended SAMPA) constitute the best
robust international collaborative basis for a standard
machine-readable encoding of phonetic notation.