[Bug 872190] [NEW] Festival doesn't understand UTF-8
jaime.herazo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 09:35:00 UTC 2011
Public bug reported:
I imagine that this is a job for Upstream, but i still mention it.
Both Debian and Ubuntu have unicode-ized themselves for years now, yet
Festival still cannot process utf-8 strings. This is problematic for
non-english languages. We have to resort to hacks like piping text
through iconv to convert it to iso-8859-1 to be able to use accents and
I'm using Natty, but have seen the problem for many years. Current
package version is 1:2.0.95~beta-5.1ubuntu2.
Expected: When accents are used, text is spoken correctly
Happened: When accents are used, they are replaced on the spoken text by gibberish and numbers
Prerrequisite: standard spanish voice, package festvox-ellpc11k
Test command: echo "Esta es una prueba con texto en español y tildes, probémosla allá" | festival --language spanish --tts
Workaround: echo "Esta es una prueba con texto en español y tildes, probémosla allá" | iconv -f utf-8 -t iso-8859-1 | festival --language spanish --tts
** Affects: festival (Ubuntu)
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