Re: Bug in espeak ng used in NVDA Next

Simon Eigeldinger

tough. tough.
well let's hope there isn't something lurking on your system.
all have moved away from xp now and to support old code isn't much appreciated by many programmers.

visual studio 2017 also support xp if you install the xp support feature.
though even many libs don't support xp anymore so that isn't all that easy in the future.
that said when firefox 52 runs out with their esr program for firefox 52 then firefox also might stop working because the certificates and crypto libs it comes with will be outdated after a few months.

i don't know if espeak ng can be built on xp.
haven't tried that how low that can be compiled.

but good luck if you want to try it..


Am 25.02.2018 um 05:34 schrieb zahra:

firefox 52esr is the last version that supports windows xp.
i did not know if developers made programs with something that does
not support xp, the program won't run on xp!
does visual studio 2015 supports xp?
because some versions of nvda which are built with this program, run
on xp and the last supported version on xp is 2017.3.
i dont trust any antivirus and security programs and never use them to
become worried in this regard that they dont support xp anymore!
On 2/24/18, Simon Eigeldinger <simon.eigeldinger@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I wholeheartedly want to say sorry.
If its the issue you are describing.

On the other hand if its possible there needs a way to go forward though.
Because Win XP is nowadays pretty difficult to be used because of many
software aren't supported anymore.
also antivirus, mail and browsers aren't running anymore on xp.
i don't know if Firefox ESR still runs on XP though it is still on the
52 branch so it might.

I also don't know if linux would be an alternative.

unfortunately espeak ng just starts with win 8.1
i also would be happy if it would work on win xp or 7.
though 7 might work.
i also don't know why they are using the win 8.1 sdk to build it.

i don't know if the voice data of espeak ng can be moved to espeak
though that might break the whole thing or no audio would come out of it.


Am 24.02.2018 um 10:41 schrieb Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io:
That is not helpful in this context. Remember where this person lives
and options are very restricted due to sanctions, cost and the attitude
of both the state and outside entities.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon Eigeldinger"
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Bug in espeak ng used in NVDA Next

then you should update your operating system to something more recent.
espeak ng wouldn't work on win xp.
that system is way outdated anyway.


Am 23.02.2018 um 09:13 schrieb zahra:
no, i am sure completely that i installed 32bit version of espeak-ng,
but recieved the error for not valid win32!
i use windows xp,  as many people know.

On 2/23/18, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Sorry, that was my misreading re eSpeak-NG versions.

Re eSpeak-ng saying it won't work on Win 32, at a guess you may have
downloaded the 64-bit version - on that eSpeak-NG download page: you can download
binaries for 64 or 32-bit.

I'll have a look and see when we plan to update to one of the newer
eSpeak-NG builds in next.


On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 4:29 AM, Simon Eigeldinger
Forgot to ask which OS are you using?


Am 22.02.2018 um 18:06 schrieb zahra:

i downloaded any version of 1.49.1 and 1.49.2 of espeak ng and says
that its not valid for win32!
but i am sure that download x86 version of espeak.
do you know the reason of this error?

On 2/22/18, Simon Eigeldinger <simon.eigeldinger@...> wrote:

Hi Brian,

This is just a german only problem i have had.
already have reported to the espeak ng team and it has been fixed in
espeak ng master.
nvda next has espeak ng master from a few weeks where the bug is


Am 22.02.2018 um 10:47 schrieb Brian's Mail list account via

I'm still using the old Espeak in the speech palyer in espeak as
weird ways some words are said in ng is still a problem.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen"
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Bug in espeak ng used in NVDA Next

Hi Simon,

What version of eSpeak-NG are you using?  Looking at: indicates that the
version is 1.49.2, which we updated to prior to NVDA 2017.4.

Having said that, I know there are still issues with eSpeak, some
are tracked on our issue tracker, and some on eSpeak-NG's here:

Kind regards


On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:35 AM, Simon Eigeldinger

Hi all,

The currently used espeak ng has a bug in the german language.
The bug has been fixed and espeak ng should be updated to latest
haven't opened a ticket yet because i thought i'll not make to
noise about it.
though i can open a ticket as well if the devs prefer that.

Greetings and thanks,

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