[Grml] Speakup and non-ascii characters

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Mon May 25 16:23:23 CEST 2009

Seems like you may be correct about the -b option, when I do:

$ espeak --help

it mentions the -b option being for 8-bit encoding. Unfortunately I 
don't know how to get espeakup to set this up as the man page for 
espeakup doesn't list any options related to that. I think this may be a 
problem with espeakup rather than GRML's espeakup package. I am sorry I 
can't suggest much more than may be try and get espeakup from git and 
compile it, or try asking on the speakup list (I know the author of 
espeakup views the speakup list).

Michael Whapples
On 25/05/09 14:45, Hermann wrote:
> On 25.05.2009 at 14:34:45 Michael Whapples<mwhapples at aim.com>  wrote:
> [...]
> The next problem has arrived: Speakup now spells the chars right, but
> doesn't read them in their context, e. g. words with umlauts are not
> spoken correctly, the umlauts were ommited.
> So the question is: Based on which Espeak was Espeakup compiled? I
> remember that old versions of Espeak couldn't read unicode chars
> correctly, if they were beyond ASCII 127. One had to start Espeak with
> an Option, I think it was -b.
> Speechd-up now works perfectly.
> But: Due to an unsolved issue with libasound2, SD sometimes crashes; it
> hasn't been fixed till now. The SD team knows about that, but they
> couldn't figure out what's going on, since this happens not on all
> machines.
> Hermann

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