python-espeak - Python bindings for eSpeak

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-espeak
Package version 0.5
Package release 1build3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 36 B
Download size 8.49 KB
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eSpeak is a software speech synthesizer for English, and some other
eSpeak 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.
This package contains bindings to use eSpeak from within Python
Be aware that python-espeak is still in an early state; it's incomplete
and the API may change in future versions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-espeak_0.5-1build3_i386.deb 0.5 i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-espeak - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libespeak1 >= 1.48.04+dfsg
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Type URL
Binary Package python-espeak_0.5-1build3_amd64.deb
Source Package python-espeak

Install Howto

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




2016-01-18 - Matthias Klose <>
python-espeak (0.5-1build3) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to drop python3.4 support.
2015-07-22 - Steve Langasek <>
python-espeak (0.5-1build2) wily; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for python3.5 transition
2014-04-01 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
python-espeak (0.5-1build1) trusty; urgency=medium
* No change rebuild to drop python3.3 compiled extension.
2013-12-28 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
python-espeak (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Added python3-espeak. 
2012-01-01 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
python-espeak (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial upload to Debian (Closes: #610893).
2012-01-01 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
python-espeak (0.4-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Fixes an invalid pointer dereference in list_voices (LP: #889901).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 and add debian/watch file.
2011-02-20 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
python-espeak (0.3-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low
* New upstream version. Changes since version 0.1:
- Fixes words being spoken inconsistently (LP: #580781).
- Exposes the SSML, phonemes, endpause and user_data options in synth().
- Exposes Punctuation and Gender constants. Parameter constants are now
wrapped into a Python class.
* Update packaging to Debian source format "3.0 (quilt)".
* Version 0.2 introduced API changes that Break espeak-gui 0.2.
2009-11-17 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
python-espeak (0.1-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
* Initial release.

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