espeak-ng - Multi-lingual software speech synthesizer

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename espeak-ng_1.49.0+dfsg-11_i386.deb
Package name espeak-ng
Package version 1.49.0+dfsg
Package release 11
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category sound
License -
Maintainer Debian Accessibility Team <>
Download size 241.52 KB
Installed size 577.00 KB
eSpeak NG is a software speech synthesizer for English, and some other
eSpeak NG 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. More than 80 languages are included.
* Compact size.
* Written in C.


Package Version Architecture Repository
espeak-ng_1.49.0+dfsg-11_amd64.deb 1.49.0+dfsg amd64 Debian Main
espeak-ng - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.16
libespeak-ng1 -
libpcaudio0 -
libsonic0 >= 0.1.10


Type URL
Binary Package espeak-ng_1.49.0+dfsg-11_i386.deb
Source Package espeak-ng

Install Howto

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




2017-06-05 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* patches/bufsize: Increasing the buffersize to 60ms brought back some
overlapping. Revert this to 49ms, which both avoids overlapping, and
was tested to work fine with all MBROLA voices.
2017-04-29 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* patches/bufsize: Increase buffersize to 60ms like upstream did, to fix using
MBROLA voices (Closes: Bug#860891).
2017-04-09 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* control: Add version to libespeak-ng-libespeak1 Provides
(Closes: Bug#859949).
2017-03-12 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* control: Fix libespeak-ng-libespeak1 dependency on libespeak-ng1, thanks
Andreas Beckmann (Closes: Bug#857523)
2017-01-24 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* control: Fix Vcs and Homepage fields, thanks Jeremy Bicha for the notice
(Closes: Bug#851484).
* patches/git-reactivity: Drop part of patch which was reverted upstream.
* patches/fix-cancel: Close audio on cancel like espeak used to do, to make
sure audio cards don't keep PCM in buffers.
2017-01-12 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* patches/bufsize: Reduce buffer size to improve interactivity when the
audio output gets stuck.
2017-01-10 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* patches/monotonous: Work-around monotonous speech issue with brltty
(Closes: Bug#848158).
2017-01-07 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* patches/git-reactivity: Complete with more upstream fixes for reactivity.
2016-12-26 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* patches/reproducible: Make build reproducible by fixing uninitialized
* patches/git-reactivity: cherry-pick upstream fix for reactivity
(Closes: Bug#848016)
2016-11-09 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeak-ng (1.49.0+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* control: Update Uploaders.
* patches/big-endian: Fix build on big-endian archs.

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