Bug#990783: espeakup: Russian in debian-installer seems incomprehensible

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Wed Jul 7 11:25:02 BST 2021

Package: espeakup
Version: 1:0.80-20
Severity: normal


I'm not sure if this is an issue with espeakup or perhaps espeak-ng-data-udeb
(which is at version 1.50+dfsg-7) -- please reassign as you see fit.

When installing Debian with debian-installer (using daily d-i images) in Speech Synthisis
mode, if one selects Russian the resulting audio seems garbled.

There is a recording here:


I'm not a Russian speaker myself, but having asked someone who is to listen to
this they report that they are unable to understand the audio even when the text
that is supposedly being read is in front of them.

Cheers, Phil.

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