mbrola - Multilingual software speech synthesizer

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Contrib i386
Package filename mbrola_3.02b+dfsg-4_i386.deb
Package name mbrola
Package version 3.02b+dfsg
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category contrib/sound role::program sound::speech
Homepage http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/
License -
Maintainer Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
Download size 170.05 KB
Installed size 324.00 KB
Mbrola is Thierry Dutoit's phonemizer for multilingual speech synthesis. The
various diphone databases are distributed on separate packages, but they
must be used with and only with Mbrola because of license matters. Read the
copyright for details.
Mbrola itself doesn't provide full TTS. It is a speech synthesizer based on
the concatenation of diphones. It takes a list of phonemes as input,
together with prosodic information (duration of phonemes and a piecewise linear
description of pitch), and produces speech samples on 16 bits (linear),
at the sampling frequency of the diphone database.
Use Mbrola along with Freephone, cicero or espeak to have a complete
text-to-speech in English.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mbrola_3.02b+dfsg-4_amd64.deb 3.02b+dfsg amd64 Debian Contrib
mbrola - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package mbrola_3.02b+dfsg-4_i386.deb
Source Package mbrola

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mbrola deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mbrola




2018-11-29 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.02b+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* tests/control: Fix AUTOPKGTEST_TMP variable name (Closes: Bug#914990).
2018-11-28 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.02b+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* clean: Fix removing tmp (Closes: Bug#914903).
2018-10-30 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.02b+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* control: Add Vcs URLs.
* copyright: Update upstream URL.
* patches/glibc: Fix build on ppc64el and !linux.
2018-10-20 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.02b+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release, now free software!! (but still depend on non-free
- copyright: Update, notably to AGPL2+.
- control: Move to contrib section. Only build-depend on debhelper and
lyx, texlive-latex-base, texlive-fonts-recommended, ghostscript,
tex4ht. Build on any arch. Only depend on shlibs deps.
- install: Only install mbrola binary.
- rules: Clear. Add documentation build and test override.
- docs: Update.
- clean: Update.
- strongexit/: Remove.
* control: Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.0
* tests/control: Add autopkgtest.
* mbrola-voice-package-generate: Add autopkgtest to voice packages. Fix
package generation. Fix upstream URL.
2017-03-12 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.01h+2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make mbrola wrapper for libstrongexit.so simpler. espeak seems to be
looking at mbrola's state, and does not like to see it sleeping, waiting
for dpkg-architecture's output... (Closes: 857501).
2017-02-28 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.01h+2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add libstrongexit.so workaround. mbrola crashes on exit() cleanup, so
don't bother trying to exit cleanly, mbrola does close the output file
fine anyway (Closes: #856331).
- install: install libstrongexit.so and wrapper script to use it
- control:
- build-depend on gcc-multilib on amd64 for cross-compiling 32bit
- build-depend on dh-exec for multiarch path
- depend on dpkg-dev for multiarch path at exec.
2016-09-28 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.01h+2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add armhf build from upstream (Closes: 839021).
* control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no change).
2015-12-22 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.01h+1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes).
* compat: Bump to 9.
* rules: Clear.
2014-08-06 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.01h+1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* mbrola-voice-package-generate: Add TEST1 to list of test directories.
* Add libc6:i386 as shlib alternative on amd64 (Closes: 757188).
2013-12-31 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
mbrola (3.01h+1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Include ARM dynamic-rebuilt binary.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no change needed)
* debian/rules: Add build-indep rule.
* debian/mbrola-voice-package-generate: Add build-{arch,indep} rules.

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