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Package: espeak (1.43.03-0ubuntu1)

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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Mario Lang

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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A multi-lingual software speech synthesizer

eSpeak is a software speech synthesizer for English, and some other languages.

eSpeak produces good quality English speech. It uses a different synthesis method from other open source text to speech (TTS) engines, and sounds quite different. It's perhaps not as natural or "smooth", but some find the articulation clearer and easier to listen to for long periods.

It can run as a command line program to speak text from a file or from stdin.

  * Includes different Voices, whose characteristics can be altered.
  * Can produce speech output as a WAV file.
  * Can translate text to phoneme codes, so it could be adapted as a front end
    for another speech synthesis engine.
  * Potential for other languages. Rudimentary (and probably humourous)
    attempts at German and Esperanto are included.
  * Compact size. The program and its data total about 350 kbytes.
  * Written in C++.

Other Packages Related to espeak

  • depends
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  • suggests
  • enhances
  • dep: libc6 (>= 2.4)
    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared libraries
    also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
  • dep: libespeak1 (>= 1.43.03)
    A multi-lingual software speech synthesizer: shared library
  • dep: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1)
    GCC support library
  • dep: libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1)
    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

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