How to build espeak-ng on Mac

By admin, 21 十二月, 2020

(I assume you have already installed HomeBrew.)

1. Download source code

2. run ./confugre

$ ./configure

configure: error: cannot find install-sh,, or shtool in "." "./.." "./../.."

espeak-ng links are point to /usr/share,but home brew install those files in /usr/local/share。So we need to fix the link paths.


~/code/espeak-ng/m4$ ln -sf /usr/local/share/aclocal/ltversion.m4 

~/code/espeak-ng/m4$ ln -sf /usr/local/share/aclocal/ltsugar.m4 

~/code/espeak-ng/m4$ ln -sf /usr/local/share/aclocal/ltoptions.m4 

~/code/espeak-ng/m4$ ln -sf /usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool.m4 

~/code/espeak-ng/m4$ ln -sf /usr/local/share/aclocal/lt~obsolete.m4

We can simply run this: 

glibtoolize -c

3. build


$ ./autogen

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

4. test


espeak-ng 'hello' // no sound

espeak-ng 'hello' -w demo.wav && play demo.wav // works 

To play sound with espeak-ng directly, please refer to

To install extra dictionary, we can try this:

./configure --with-extdict-zh --with-extdict-zhy


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