Navit speech dispatcher and ß

Benjamin Schmidt lists.schmidi2 at
Wed Dec 31 14:48:02 CET 2008

Michael Tansella wrote:
> Hi,
> does anybody know how to configure speech dispatcher.
> I use it the following way:
> spd-say -l de '%s'
> The only problem I have is that it cannot say the german letter ß
> it always pronounces it "EsZett" instead of  "s"
> In Navit that's a big problem because the german word for" street" is "Straße"
> Any idea?
> Greets
> Michael
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maybe this works as a quick and dirty hack:
(sed should be installed)

echo '%s' | sed 's/ß/ss/' | spd-say -l de


spd-say -l de '`echo '%s' | sed 's/ß/ss/'`'

You may consider to report this as a bug to the specific project.

Best regards and happy new year,
Benjamin Schmidt

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