Bug#915201: espeakup: Mbrola voices not working properly

Mr. probandoprobandoprobando at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 1 17:29:33 GMT 2018

Package: espeakup
Version: 1:0.80-12
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

espeakup is working fine in a tty with its default english voice and also with
others, like the spanish one. The problem arise when I try to use an Mbrola
voice, where I can hear the voice for less than a second, so you can't hear a
full sentence. I'm testing with "VOICE=mb-es1" in /etc/default/espeakup.

I have also tested by stopping the daemon and starting it manually with
"espeakup -V mb-es1", but the problem persist.

Mbrola voices are installed (mbrola and mbrola-es1 packages) and working fine
with espeak:
espeak -v mb-es1 "Hola mundo"

I have built the sources from https://github.com/williamh/espeakup and it work
fine, I mean, I could hear the voice for more than a second, so I could hear a
full sentence from a tty. It was tested as:
./espeakup -V mb-es1

So, there might be some differences with the upstream sources.

Oscar Iturra

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages espeakup depends on:
ii  espeak         1.48.04+dfsg-7
ii  libc6          2.27-8
ii  libespeak-ng1  1.49.2+dfsg-8
ii  lsb-base       9.20170808

espeakup recommends no packages.

espeakup suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/default/espeakup changed:

-- no debconf information

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