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pronuncify - automate incrementally producing word pronunciation recordings for Wiktionary through Wikimedia Commons


Make it easy to quickly record batches of word pronunciations in Ogg files suitable for upload to Wikimedia Commons on Windows (Visa or newer) machines.

It does so using a .NET app, showing the user a word at a time and recording a 5-second file. Then there is a brief pause, and the next word is shown and recorded. At the end of a run, you have cute new Ogg files ready for upload, and named according to the standard in the Pronunciation page on Commons.

The word list is loaded from a plaintext file. The user can save the remaining words for a later session using the "save word list" button (usually one would overwrite the loaded word-file; otherwise, the next time to tool is run it would load the same unchanged word-file, and would try re-recording words already covered).

Currently, the app only handles ingesting word lists and recording batches of word pronunciations. The resultant Ogg files are just deposited in a specified directory, and it is up to the user to upload them to Commons appropriately (and to keep track of what's been uploaded already; ideally move it away from the output directory once uploaded). In the future, I may implement OAuth-based authentication so that the app would also be able to upload the files on your behalf.


The current release is v0.0.2 and is available here.


To report issues or contribute to the code, see

See also

  • pronuncify, a command-line version of this tool for Linux (and possibly OS X).


The code is in the public domain. See the LICENSE file for details.