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Problem with mbrola

Postby luke8800gt on Tue May 13, 2014 8:34 am

Hallo,

I hope i am writing in the right section... I am trying to get the TTS on my Mint working, but i am stucked... when i let the computer read a text (for exampe in Gespeak), it doesnt work. I recognised that under options there is no Language/Voice selected. So I installed some languages, but allthougt in specified directory you can find the speech file, you cant open it with Gespeak :/ So i searched the web for a solution tried different, even to change the path inside EspeakFrontend.py, but none worked for me :(

Had someone the same problem, how did you fix it?

regards luke
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Re: Problem with mbrola

Postby Linchen on Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:47 pm

Gespeaker looks for voices in two steps. Only in the second step gespeaker looks to usr/share/mbrola for voices.
The problem was, in my case, the first step. I replaced line 179 of EspeakFrontend.py: /usr/share/espeak-data -> /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/espeak-data and it worked. (You can also try /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/espeak-data.)
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