Have you experienced Voxin completely freezing the speech?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Jan 19 09:37:24 UTC 2021

19.01.2021 5:54, Linux for blind general discussion пишет:
> Hi,
> I have Voxin with Vocalizer voices installed on my Linux Mint MATE laptop. It works fine, as long as it does not encounter an Emoji online.
> As soon as Voxin reads an online Emoji, it completely freezes the speech.
> I can't really avoid emojis online. They're everywhere. So I could be reading a blog post and someone uses an emoji and it will totally freeze Voxin.
> I then have to plug in the Braille Display to navigate through the silent menus to get to the Orca preferences menu but even when I set the synthesizer back to ESpeak the speech just stays frozen until I shut down the computer and then its fine once it restarts everything speaks again.
> This does not happen with any other TTS synth I use.
> I use ESpeak on Linux Mint and it does not usually freeze like this.
> I also use RHVoice on Linux Mint and it does just fine with Emojis.
> Voxin is the only synth where I experience this problem of it freezing the speech once it reads an Emoji.
> As of now, I only have Voxin on my Linux Mint MATE laptop.
> I have not tried installing Voxin on my other laptop with Slint yet. So I do not know if this is only an issue with Voxin when installed on Ubuntu based systems... or not.
> But I'd like to be able to use Voxin on Linux Mint MATE without it freezing the speech whenever Voxin encounters an Emoji online.
> Have any of you experienced Voxin freezing the speech? Does it seem like Emojis cause this glitch for you? Is there a work around for this?
please look at https://github.com/RHVoice/RHVoice/issues/255 for a 
possible work around.

> Thanks,
> SL

Sincerely, Alexander.

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