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Commons:Pronunciation files requests

The page contains information on pronunciation files used in Wiktionaries, Wikipedias and Wikidata.


File format and the storehouseEdit

Files need to be in ogg, wav or FLAC format (see Commons:Media help). Commons is the only place to store the files (do not store them on local Wiktionaries).


Where necessary, some inflected forms should be recorded too (Baum, Bäume; man, men; człowiek, ludzie; etc). Ideally the word should be repeated twice; by a man and a woman.

Naming the files, and the language codeEdit

xx-word.ogg, where xx is the ISO 639 code for the language.(For English, the code is "en") For languages that don't have two-letter codes, use the assigned three-letter code. If there are words that are spelt the same way, but pronounced differently, we add a number after "word" and include the explanation on the file description page.


Every pronunciation file should be put to a proper language category. For example, English pronunciation files should be under Category:English pronunciation category. So, please write like this: [[Category:English pronunciation|word]]

Additionally, please add "how-to-read" in the parameter. For example, the file en-man.ogg should be appeared under a letter "m". Write as follows. Note that writing |Man will put the file under "M" letter, which is completely different!

[[Category:English pronunciation|man]]


If you have questions or suggestions, please use the Talk-page for the discussion.

Help playing/recording *.oggEdit

For encoding Ogg Vorbis files, use quality 3.

How do I use the files in my Wiktionary or Wikipedia?Edit

You don't need to re-upload any files - they will be fetched from Commons. The syntax is [[Media:LNG-word.ogg|word]] (local example - example from pl.wiktionary - example from it.wiktionary - example from nl.wiktionary).

Alternatively, you may create a template "Audio" containing "<span class="audiolink">[[Media:{{{1}}}|listen]]</span>" (or something more complex) which will create links like this: {{audio|pl-niemiecki.ogg}} ( Result: listen ). The audiolink class must be included in your wiki's Mediawiki:Common.css by an administrator.

Where do I find/request a particular recording?Edit