title: Third-party:Speech permalink: /Third-party:Speech/
Default (and recommended) mode is espeak+mbrola.
Since Hemera v0.1. * Speech synthesizer: eSpeak RedHat-based distributions yum install espeak Debian-based distributions
sudo apt-get install espeak
Check/update the following [configuration elements](/Appendix#Configuration_file]]
Since Hemera v0.1. To improve quality, it is interesting to use eSpeak as Phoneme mnemonics writer and MBROLA Project as speech synthesizer.
On RedHat-based distributions, mbrola is not available with package manager. To get it, follow these instructions:
- download the binary
- rename the wanted version to [HEMERA_TP_PATH](/Appendix#HEMERA_TP_PATH]]/speech/bin/mbrola
On Debian-based distributions, mbrola binary and data files are available with package manager: sudo apt-get install mbrola After mbrola setup, check/update the following [configuration element](/Appendix#Configuration_file]]
espeak and mbrola compatibility
Important: with espeak v1.44 and newer, you must use the new option --pho to work with mbrola; check/update the following [configuration element](/Appendix#Configuration_file]]
You can use any model compatible with mbrola.
This is specific instructions for tested models: [English|Third-party:Speech:Models:en]], [French|Third-party:Speech:Models:fr]]