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[espeak-ng:master] reported: --voices option doesn't show mbrola voices #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #705 --voices option doesn't show mbrola voices
By DidierSpaier:

Try: espeak-ng --voices=mbrola


[espeak-ng:master] new issue: How to change default voice #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by OakLD:
#719 How to change default voice

I wonder, how to change default voice? I couldn't find anything about it anywhere on the internet.

I don't mean how to change it with -v, but really the default voice (which comes quite terrible). Since I use it with speech-dispatcher and that is called by another software, I cannot pass any arguments.

If anyone has some comparison, I wonder, can espeak-ng come quality-wise close to the Japanese nittech NTS voices on Festival?


[espeak-ng:master] new issue: Name field is missing in SAPI 5 Attributes declaration at windows registry #github

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[espeak-ng:master] new issue: Name field is missing in SAPI 5 Attributes declaration at windows registry #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by Mahmood-Taghavi:
#718 Name field is missing in SAPI 5 Attributes declaration at windows registry

espeak-ng requires a Name field under "Tokens\eSpeakNG_en\Attributes" which could be the same as the default value of "Tokens\eSpeakNG_en". For example, it could be "Name"="eSpeak NG - English". This field is used in SAPI 5 XML for selecting voice hence its missingness could cause an error in programs that use installed SAPI 5 voices. I believe it can be fixed by editing the espeak-ng setup file.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Issue with o sounds in French language #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #711 Issue with o sounds in French language
By DataTriny:

Hi @valdisvi ,

After doing some testing, here is what I can tell about the pronounciation of the letter "o":

  • if a word ends with an "o" followed by one of the phonemes "b", "d", "f", "g", "k", "l", "n", "p", "r", "S", "t", "v" or "Z", then it should be pronounced as "'O",
  • if a word ends with an "o" or if "o" is followed by the phonemes "m", "z" or a combination of letters that are not pronounced, then it should be "'o".

I insist on the fact that multiple combination of letters can produce the same phoneme (e.g. "choc", "coque", "coques" will all produce the phoneme "k").


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Where can the android apk be obtained? #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #708 Where can the android apk be obtained?
By valdisvi:

There are several builds provided in Google Play. Most recent one is: eSpeak NG - with emoticons support contains advertisments, older one eSpeak is paid variant. Or you can build it by yourself.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Where can the android apk be obtained? #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #708 Where can the android apk be obtained?
By valdisvi:

There are several builds provided in Google Play. Most recent one is probably: eSpeak NG - with emoticons support.


Updates to Github #github

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[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request opened by valdisvi:

#717 Changes in espeak-ng core — improved MBROLA `all` parameter to list all voices

Reece, please review these changes and merge them if implementation is acceptable. Thanks!


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request updated by valdisvi:

#717 Changes in espeak-ng core — improved MBROLA error handling, `all` parameter to list all voices

Reece, please review these changes and merge them if implementation is acceptable. Thanks!


[espeak-ng:master] new issue: Need better error messages if MBROLA engine or voice files are missing #github

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[espeak-ng:master] reported: SAPI 5 read book mark mark equal; at the end of each text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #716 SAPI 5 read book mark mark equal; at the end of each text
By Mahmood-Taghavi:

Thanks, I saw issue #7, I could help in developing Voice Management section by providing a standalone visual C# program for add/remove SAPI 5 voices, setting variants, and perhaps a custom pronunciation dictionary, and some dialogs for easy setting of the advanced espeak configurations. But I have not any experience in SAPI 5 engine development and in programming using C in an applied manner or even in setting up the required environment for debugging! Thanks again for supporting this project...


[espeak-ng:master] reported: SAPI 5 read book mark mark equal; at the end of each text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #716 SAPI 5 read book mark mark equal; at the end of each text
By rhdunn:

The espeak-ng implementation of SAPI 5 is not complete, which is why it hasn't been made available, so bugs are expected. See issue #7 for more details. I haven't had the time to complete the support, and investigate how best to map espeak languages and voices to the SAPI model to avoid adding hundreds of voices to the SAPI voice selector, and to support the customisation that espeak has.


[espeak-ng:master] new issue: SAPI 5 read book mark mark equal; at the end of each text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Issue Created by Mahmood-Taghavi:
#716 SAPI 5 read book mark mark equal; at the end of each text

I have tested espeak-ng on windows 10 pro x64 version 10.0.18363. SAPI 5 did not appear when the espeak-ng-20191129-b702b03-x64.msi was installed. But SAPI 5 appeared when the espeak-ng-20191129-b702b03-x86.msi was installed. I tested espeak-ng SAPI 5 using Microsoft Speech API version 5 driver of NVDA 2019.3.1. While other SAPI 5 voices work fine with the NVDA, espeak-ng read some non-existed text after each sentence I heard "bookmark mark equal" and then a number after each input text! So, I think this is a serious bug in the implementation of espeak-ng SAPI5. Please fix this bug because the espeak-ng is very useful TTS which supports a lot of languages and accents. Moreover, if espeak-ng SAPI 5 driver could be fixed then it could be used also with the dual voice for NVDA add-on which enables users to use two different voices where in most cases espeak-ng is the only choice available for one of the language or dialect.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Issue with o sounds in French language #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #711 Issue with o sounds in French language
By valdisvi:

notre $u $nounf means word is unstressed, and next word will be probably noun. See description of flags. These flags then can be used for decision of following word in pre or post rules. What about my proposal for note/notes, vote/votes etc?


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Issue with o sounds in French language #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #711 Issue with o sounds in French language
By DataTriny:

Hi @valdisvi, The changes you made in #702 are right.

For notre/votre, I am almost certain that the rule found on line 1027 (o (tr O // votre) should be deleted, however I am not sure about the following two definitions in fr_list:

notre	$u $nounf
votre	$u $nounf


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Issue with o sounds in French language #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #711 Issue with o sounds in French language
By valdisvi:

Pronunciation for ô was changed twice already:

  1. for issue #133 fixed in 43562df397966e99802491e861d9916a7253b660
  2. for issue #702 fixed in 8b41079a1b49e5505af7f57f2147b731a280bb7b

Do you want to change current simply rule to O or something else?

Pronunciation rules for o are quite complicated and for me it is hard to say, how to categorize them properly. One solution for note/notes, vote/votes, code/codes, robe/robes, protocole/protocoles could be following rule:.

...
.group o
...
C) o (CA_ O // preceding consonant, o, followed by consonant, vowel at the end of word as O
C) o (CAs_ O // preceding consonant, o, followed by consonant and vowel and s at the end of word as O
...

Maybe instead of C or A more specific group can be used e.g. L01..L05 or Y.


[espeak-ng:master] closed: Wrong pronunciation of "gif"#github

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[espeak-ng:master] Issue #714 Wrong pronunciation of "gif" closed by The1Freeman.


Github push to espeak-ng:espeak-ng #github

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2 New Commits:

[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
d69a25b31771: docs: add step about closing issue

Modified: docs/contributing.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
ad2b12f64284: docs: move taking responsibility to explicit step

Modified: docs/contributing.md


[espeak-ng:master] new issue: Need better error messages if MBROLA engine or voice files are missing #github

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[espeak-ng:master] reported: Misrendering of the word "wherever" #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #437 Misrendering of the word "wherever"
By valdisvi:

By focal Reece means Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa), which currently is available as beta.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Misrendering of the word "wherever" #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #437 Misrendering of the word "wherever"
By rhdunn:

For Ubuntu, 1.50 is in focal (https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/espeak-ng and others). Installing those deb files may work. Otherwise, https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/blob/master/docs/building.md#linux-mac-bsd describes how to build espeak-ng from source on Debian/Ubuntu.

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