working wit ubuntu mate 17.04 and espeak-ng. Cannot change voice

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Sun May 7 21:14:49 UTC 2017

Well, I tried espeakup, and ubuntu mate didnt' like it, so I'm back to speechd-up

Mark Peveto
Registered Linux user number 600552
Everything happens after coffee!

On Sun, 7 May 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Tony Baechler here, reply below.
> On 5/6/2017 8:40 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > With standard espeak, you could switch to /usr/lib/espeak-data/voices, and
> > cp en-us to en, and you were golden.  The espeak-data/voices directory is
> > now in a slightly different directory, and is now called
> > espeak-ng-data/voices, but the en and en-us files do not exist for me to
> > copy around.
> This is a bad idea anyway. This should be set in the configuration. If you
> randomly copy files around, they get overwritten on package upgrade.
> > How does one get the US-english voice in espeak-ng now?  I'd really like to
> > change it if I can.  It's easier for me to understand.
> I compiled it, but I haven't played much with it, so I don't know.
> > This is with espeak-ng and speechd-up.  I thought about pulling speechd-up
> > and installing espeakup.  Maybe it'd be easier to get the US english voice
> > that way, but I wanted to see if there was another solution before I sarted
> > uninstalling things and installing others, and possibly making a mess.
> Just install espeakup. It's more responsive, takes less memory and is easier
> to configure. You can edit /etc/default/espeakup to set the language.
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