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

Samuel Thibault sthibault at debian.org
Wed Jul 7 18:48:32 BST 2021

Control: reassign -1 espeak-ng


Philip Hands, le mer. 07 juil. 2021 12:25:02 +0200, a ecrit:
> 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.

espeak-ng -v ru "Выберите местонахождение"

seems to be producing the same output, so reassigning to espeak-ng.

> 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.

Hum, that's bad. Does it help if we slow the speed down? E.g.

espeak-ng -s 100 -v ru "Выберите местонахождение"

Possibly it's just the default speed which is bad for russian. Trying
translate.google.com, it seems that -s 100 provides the same kind of


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