[Tts-project] Bug#740156: speech-dispatcher: raises pitch for every word starting with a capital

Samuel Thibault sthibault at debian.org
Tue Jan 1 19:27:29 GMT 2019

Hello Sebastian,

Sebastian Humenda, le mer. 26 févr. 2014 13:52:51 +0100, a ecrit:
> speech-dispatcher speaks every word beginning with a capital  letter with raised
> pitch, as if it were spelling a word. Since German capitalizes a lot of words,
> it makes e.g. Orca really hard to use (because it causes headache).
> I can reproduce this behavior both with Orca and spd-say on the command line.
> E.g. using spd-say -o espeak "Hello".

With the current version I can't hear a difference with and without a
capital letter. Does this still happen with the current version on your

Can you reproduce it with the espeak/espeak-ng commands alone?


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