getting the gnome-speech eSpeak driver to build? (was, eSpeak v1.18 released, for use with Orca/GnomeSpeech)

Al Puzzuoli alpuzz at
Sat Jan 13 22:09:46 GMT 2007

Hi all,

First of all, many,  many thanks to both Gilles Casse and Jonathan 
Duddington for making this happen!

Is there a parameter that needs to be passed to the autogen script to cause 
the Espeak driver to be built, or should the presence of Espeak be 
autodetected by gnome-speech?

I think I have Espeak 1.8 installed correctly, as I'm able to get it to 
speak system wide when I issue the espeak command; However, the gnome-speech 
driver is not being built.

Thanks in advance for any tips,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Duddington" <jsd at>
To: <ubuntu-accessibility at>
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 11:50 AM
Subject: eSpeak v1.18 released, for use with Orca/GnomeSpeech

> Version 1.18 of the eSpeak synthesizer is now available at:
> This version includes changes made by Gilles Casse which allow it to be
> used with a GnomeSpeech driver which he has written.  This should give
> better results when using eSpeak with Orca and other Gnome applications.
> I'm not sure whether Gilles has announced his GnomeSpeech driver for
> eSpeak yet.  He may be waiting for me announce this 1.18 version first.
> Please report any problems, in case there is time to fix them before
> the cut-off date for Ubuntu Feisty.
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