Spell out letters using a phonetic alphabet
A phonetic alphabet or spelling alphabet is a set of words used to spell out letters in oral communication.
Phonetic alphabet list
International NATO phonetic alphabet
The spelling alphabet used from March 1956 by NATO allies was formally adopted a few years later by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) making it the established universal phonetic alphabet governing all military, civilian, and amateur radio communications.
Spanish phonetic alphabet
With 475 million native speakers Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (behind Chinese). Its spelling alphabet has not been formally standardized like the NATO or German phonetic alphabets. However, the following Spanish names and words are commonly used:
German phonetic alphabet
The German spelling alphabet is standardized by DIN 5009 which has been updated as recently as June 2022. It replaces a lot of common German first names from the previous revision with the names of cities.
More supported alphabets
In addition to the ones mentioned above the following spelling alphabets can be used in your ciphereditor workflow: Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish.
- Declassified documents on the NATO phonetic alphabet
- Website offering sound clips in 11 spelling alphabets
- Spelling alphabet on Wikipedia
- Phonetic alphabet dictionary source on GitHub