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regarding [festvox-ca-ona-hts] Since las festival upgrade, catalan voice is not 
correctly recognized and does not work
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Package: festvox-ca-ona-hts
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Since last festival package upgrade on May 11th, festvox-ca-ona-hts catalan 
voice for festival no longer works.

I'm using speech-dispatcher with festival as output module wit jovie (formerly 
ktts. kde text speech system). When I try to add a "talker", during 
configuration, all languages appear correctly recognized but catalan. Whith 
catalan voice, Catalan name does no appear on the list, it shows as "none", 
making it incorrectly configurable.

Here you can see, when starting Jovie, talker "Kanija" shows lang="es" 
correctly, and talker "Kaya" shows lang="none" instead lang="ca" (which I 
think is the correct form):

jovie(32650)/kttsd (daemon) SpeakerPrivate::readTalkerData: 
TalkerListWidget::loadTalkerCodes: talkerID =  "Kanija"
jovie(32650)/kttsd (daemon) SpeakerPrivate::readTalkerData: 
TalkerCodeWidget::loadTalkerCodes: talkerCode =  "<voice name="Kanija" 
lang="es" outputModule="festival" voiceName="" voiceType="6" ><prosody 
volume="20" rate="10" pitch="5" punctuation="1"/></voice>"
jovie(32650)/kttsd (daemon) SpeakerPrivate::readTalkerData: 
TalkerListWidget::loadTalkerCodes: talkerID =  "Kaya"
jovie(32650)/kttsd (daemon) SpeakerPrivate::readTalkerData: 
TalkerCodeWidget::loadTalkerCodes: talkerCode =  "<voice name="Kaya" 
lang="none" outputModule="festival" voiceName="" voiceType="6" ><prosody 
volume="20" rate="10" pitch="5" punctuation="1"/></voice>"

I don't know what info do you need, but when trying to selecto voice in 
festival and test it I get an aplay error:

festival> (voice.list)
(upc_ca_ona_hts el_diphone kal_diphone)
festival> (voice_el_diphone)
festival> (SayText "testing festival voices")
#<Utterance 0x7f3dc116f8b0>
festival> (voice_kal_diphone)
festival> (SayText "testing festival voices")
#<Utterance 0x7f3dc1213270>
festival> (voice_upc_ca_ona_hts)
festival> (SayText "testing festival voices")

Warning: HTS_fopen: Cannot open hts/htsvoice.
aplay: main:593: bad speed value 0
#<Utterance 0x7f3dc1984430>

First two voices works correctly (spanish and english), but catalan voice 
gives an error.

As far I know, my config files are corrects, configured with festival and 
as default module and voice:

 # Global configuration for Speech Dispatcher
 # ==========================================
 # -----SYSTEM OPTIONS-----
 # CommunicationMethod specifies the method to be used by Speech Dispatcher to 
communicate with
 # its clients. Two basic methods are "unix_socket" and "inet_socket".
 # unix_socket -- communication over Unix sockets represented by a file in the
 # filesystem (see SocketPath below). This method works only locally, but is
 # prefered for standard session setup, where every user runs his own instance 
of Speech
 # Dispatcher to get voice feedback on his own computer.
 # inet_socket -- alternatively, you can start Speech Dispatcher on
 # a TCP port and connect to it via hostname/port. This allows for a more
 # flexible setup, where you can use Speech Dispatcher over network
 # from different machines. See also the Port and LocalhostAccessOnly
 # configuration variables.
 # CommunicationMethod "unix_socket"
 # SocketPath is either "default" or a full path to the filesystem
 # where the driving Unix socket file should be created in case the
 # CommunicationMethod is set to "unix_socket". The default is
 # $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/speech-dispatcher/speechd.sock where $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR
 # is the directory specified by the XDG Base Directory Specification.
 # Do not change this unless you have a reason and know what you are doing.
 # SocketPath "default"
 # The Port on which Speech Dispatcher should be available to clients if the 
 # communication method is used.
 # Port 6560
 # By default, if "inet_socket" communication method is used, the specified 
port is opened only
 # for connections comming from localhost. If LocalhostAccessOnly is set to 0 
it disables this
 # access controll. It means that the port will be accessible from all 
computers on the
 # network. If you turn off this option, please make sure you set up some 
system rules on what
 # computers are and are not allowed to access the Speech Dispatcher port.
 # LocalhostAccessOnly 1
 # The LogLevel is a number between 0 and 5 that specifies
 # how much of the logging information should be printed
 # out on the screen or in the logfile (see LogFile)
 # 0 means nothing, 5 means everything (not recommended).
 LogLevel  3
 # The LogDir specifies where Speech Dispatcher writes its logging messages
 # (status information, error messages, etc.).  Specify "stdout" for
 # standard console output or a directory path. 'default' means that
 # the logs are written to the default destination (e.g. a preconfigured
 # system directory or the home directory if .speech-dispatcher is present)
 # DO NOT COMMENT OUT THIS OPTION, SET IT TO "default" if you do not
 # want to influence it.
 LogDir  "default"
 #LogDir  "/var/log/speech-dispatcher/"
 #LogDir  "stdout"
 # The CustomLogFile allows logging all messages of the given kind,
 # regardless their priority, to the given destination.
 #CustomLogFile "protocol" "/var/log/speech-dispatcher/speech-dispatcher-
 # ----- VOICE PARAMETERS -----
 # The DefaultRate controls how fast the synthesizer is going to speak.
 # The value must be between -100 (slowest) and +100 (fastest), default
 # is 0.
 DefaultRate   10

 # The DefaultPitch controls the pitch of the synthesized voice.  The
 # value must be between -100 (lowest) and +100 (highest), default is
 # 0.
 DefaultPitch   5

 # The DefaultVolume constrols the default volume of the voice.  It is
 # a value between -100 (softly) and +100 (loudly).  Currently, +100
 # maps to the default volume of the synthesizer.
 DefaultVolume 100
 # The DefaultVoiceType controls which voice type should be used by
 # default.  Voice types are symbolic names which map to particular
 # voices provided by the synthesizer according to the output module
 # configuratuion.  Please see the synthesizer-specific configuration
 # in etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/ to see which voices are assigned to
 # different symbolic names.  The following symbolic names are
 # currently supported: MALE1, MALE2, MALE3, FEMALE1, FEMALE2, FEMALE3,
 DefaultVoiceType  "FEMALE3"
 # The Default language with which to speak
 DefaultLanguage   ca

 # The DefaultClientName specifies the name of a client who didn't
 # introduce himself at the beginning of an SSIP session.
 # DefaultClientName  "unknown:unknown:unknown"
 # The Default Priority. Use with caution, normally this shouldn't be
 # changed globally (at this place)
 # DefaultPriority  "text"
 # The DefaultPauseContext specifies by how many index marks a speech
 # cursor should return when resuming after a pause. This is roughly
 # equivalent to the number of sentences before the place of the
 # execution of pause that will be repeated.
 # DefaultPauseContext 0
 # The DefaultPunctuationMode sets the way dots, comas, exclamation
 # marks, question marks etc. are interpreted.  none: they are ignored
 # some: some of them are sent to synthesis (see
 # DefaultPunctuationSome) all: all punctuation marks are sent to
 # synthesis
 # DefaultPunctuationMode "none"
 # The DefaultCapLetRecognition: if set to "spell", capital letters
 # should be spelled (e.g. "capital b"), if set to "icon",
 # capital letters are indicated by inserting a special sound
 # before them but they should be read normally, it set to "none"
 # capital letters are not recognized (by default)
 # DefaultCapLetRecognition  "none"
 # The DefaultSpelling: if set to On, all messages will be spelled
 # unless set otherwise (this is usually not something you want to do.)
 # DefaultSpelling  Off
 # ----- AUDIO CONFIGURATION -----------
 # Chooses between the possible sound output systems:
 #       "pulse" - PulseAudio
 #       "alsa"  - Advanced Linux Sound System
 #       "oss"   - Open Sound System
 #       "nas"   - Network Audio System
 #       "libao" - A cross platform audio library
 # Pulse audio is the default and recommended sound server. OSS and ALSA
 # are only provided for compatibility with architectures that do not
 # include Pulse Audio. NAS provides network transparency, but is not
 # very well tested. libao is a cross platform library with plugins for
 # different sound systems and provides alternative output for Pulse Audio
 # and ALSA as well as for other backends.
 AudioOutputMethod   pulse

 # -- Pulse Audio parameters --
 # Pulse audio server name or "default" for the default pulse server
 #AudioPulseServer "default"
 #AudioPulseMinLength 1764
 # -- ALSA parameters --
 # Audio device for ALSA output
 #AudioALSADevice "default"
 # -- OSS parameters --
 # Audio device for OSS output
 #AudioOSSDevice "/dev/dsp"
 # -- NAS parameters --
 # Route to the Network Audio System server when NAS
 # was chosen for the audio output. Note that NAS
 # server doesn't need to run on your machine,
 # you can use it also over network (for instance
 # when working on remote machines).
 #AudioNASServer "tcp/localhost:5450"
 # Each AddModule line loads an output module.
 #  Syntax: AddModule "name" "binary" "configuration" "logfile"
 #  - name is the name under which you can acces this module
 #  - binary is the path to the binary executable of this module,
 #    either relative (to lib/speech-dispatcher-modules/) or absolute
 #  - configuration is the path to the config file of this module,
 #    either relative (to etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/) or absolute
 #AddModule "espeak"       "sd_espeak"   "espeak.conf"
 AddModule "festival"     "sd_festival"  "festival.conf"
 #AddModule "flite"        "sd_flite"     "flite.conf"
 #AddModule "ivona"      "sd_ivona"    "ivona.conf"
 #AddModule "pico"        "sd_pico"     "pico.conf"
 #AddModule "espeak-generic" "sd_generic" "espeak-generic.conf"
 #AddModule "espeak-mbrola-generic" "sd_generic" "espeak-mbrola-generic.conf"
 #AddModule "swift-generic" "sd_generic" "swift-generic.conf"
 #AddModule "epos-generic" "sd_generic"   "epos-generic.conf"
 #AddModule "dtk-generic"  "sd_generic"   "dtk-generic.conf"
 #AddModule "ibmtts"       "sd_ibmtts"    "ibmtts.conf"
 #AddModule "cicero"        "sd_cicero"     "cicero.conf"
 #AddModule "pico-generic" "sd_generic"     "pico-generic.conf"
 # DO NOT REMOVE the following line unless you have
 # a specific reason -- this is the fallback output module
 # that is only used when no other modules are in use
 #AddModule "dummy"         "sd_dummy"      ""
 # The output module testing doesn't actually connect to anything. It
 # outputs the requested commands to standard output and reads
 # responses from stdandard input. This way, Speech Dispatcher's
 # communication with output modules can be tested easily.
 # AddModule "testing"
 # The DefaultModule selects which output module is the default.  You
 # must use one of the names of the modules loaded with AddModule.
 DefaultModule   festival

 # The LanguageDefaultModule selects which output modules are prefered
 # for specified languages.
 #LanguageDefaultModule "en"  "espeak"
 #LanguageDefaultModule "cs"  "festival"
 #LanguageDefaultModule "es"  "festival"
 LanguageDefaultModule "ca"  "festival"

 # Here you can include the files with client-specific configuration
 # for different types of clients. They must contain one or more sections with
 # this structure:
 #     BeginClient "emacs:*"
 #          DefaultPunctuationMode "some"
 #          ...and/or some other settings
 #     EndClient
 # The parameter of BeginClient tells Speech Dispatcher to which clients
 # it should apply this settings (it does glob-style matching, you can use
 # * to match any number of characters and ? to match one character)
 # There are some sample client settings
 Include "clients/*.conf"
 # The DisableAutoSpawn option will disable the autospawn mechanism.
 # Thus the server will not start automatically on requests from the clients
 # DisableAutoSpawn

/etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/festival.conf and ~/.speech-
dispatcher/modules/festival.conf are identical, and have all lines on they 
commented but Debug parameter:

~$ cat /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/festival.conf


# Address where the Festival server runs (you have to
# have a Festival server running, please see documentation).

#FestivalServerHost  "localhost"
#FestivalServerPort   1314

# -- CACHING --

# Festival output module supports a caching mechanism for
# repeated events like characters, keys and sound icons
# that saves the wavefiles retrieved from the synthesizer
# and uses them next time an identical request is issued.
# This way, the synthesis is much more responsive when
# you type in keys, you spell some word by going over it
# with cursor keys, sound icons are faster and so on.
# If you wish to enable this caching mechanism, turn
# FestivalCacheOn to 1, or switch it off by 0.

# FestivalCacheOn 1

# How large should the memmory assigned to output module for
# cache should be. Festival will never overcome this limit.
# If there are more messages to save, the ones that are least
# accessed will be removed from the cache. So if you set this
# parameter too low, the module will often have to synthesize
# your request (which takes time) instead of just retrieving
# it from the cache, but you will save system resources. If you
# set it higher, it might make the module more responsive.
# The value is given in kilobytes, default is 10 megabytes.

# FestivalCacheMaxKBytes 10240

# Normally, the cache pool is common for all voices, rates and
# pitches. This means that when for example the key 'r' gets cached,
# you change the voice and request the key 'r' again, it will be
# retrieved from the cache and you will hear the old 'r' instead of a
# new one. By default, it only switches between languages.  In most
# cases, this isn't a problem for characters, keys and sound icons and
# it saves system resources. But if you want to keep separate caches
# for different voices (and even rates and pitches), please set the
# corresponding parameters to 1. (0 means don't distinguish).

# FestivalCacheDistinguishVoices 0
# FestivalCacheDistinguishRate 0
# FestivalCacheDistinguishPitch 0


# Switching FestivalReopenSocket to 1 will make the module close the
# connection to Festival each time the currently synthesized wavefile
# is no longer needed to finish and new text is waiting. This may improve
# Festival responsivity on slower machines, but might cause a more network
# trafic. Currently, the option is set to 0 by default, because there
# is a network problem in Festival socket communication layer that introduces
# unnecessary delays that affect the performance heavily in this mode.
# Unless your Festival is patched against this bug, switching this on
# is not recommended.

# FestivalReopenSocket 0

# -- DEBUGING --

# Debug turns debugging on or off
# See speechd.conf for information where debugging information is stored
Debug 0

# If FestivalDebugSaveOutput is set to 1, it writes the produced sound tracks
# to /tmp/debug-festival-*.snd before it says them. You can later browse them
# for debugging purposes. They are numbered in order starting from 0.

If you need any information I can collect or any test I can do, tell me and 
I'll do it without any problem.

--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel:       Linux 4.0.0-1-amd64

Debian Release: stretch/sid
  950 unstable 
  900 unstable 
  800 experimental 
  500 stable 

--- Package information. ---
Depends          (Version) | Installed
festival-ca     (>= 2.1.5) | 3.0.6-1

Package's Recommends field is empty.

Package's Suggests field is empty.

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Source: festvox-ca-ona-hts
Source-Version: 1.3-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
festvox-ca-ona-hts, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
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Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:12:09 +0200
Source: festvox-ca-ona-hts
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Version: 1.3-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Sergio Oller <>
Changed-By: Sergio Oller <>
 festvox-ca-ona-hts - Catalan female speaker for festival, 16kHz HTS
Closes: 785799
 festvox-ca-ona-hts (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   * New upstream version.
     - Works with festival 2.4 (Closes: #785799)
   * Bump Standards Version to 3.9.8 (no action needed)
   * Updated Vcs-* fields to use an encrypted connection.
   * Depends on festival-2.4 (reason: requires its hts engine)
   * Depends on the latest festival-ca (reason: fixes speech synthesis bugs)
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