Your rating: None Average: 5 (7 votes)

mimic is Mycroft's TTS engine, based on CMU's Flite (Festival Lite).

Mimic is a fast, lightweight Text-to-speech enginedeveloped by Mycroft A.I. and VocaliD, based on Carnegie Mellon University Flite (Festival-Lite) software. Mimic takes in text and reads it out loud to create a high quality voice.

This version can only generate WAV file, there is no direct output to sound device.


  • English

Homepage: https://mimic.mycroft.ai/

Packaging for Sailfish: https://github.com/rinigus/pkg-mimic

OBS: https://build.merproject.org/package/show/home:rinigus:tts/mimic

Latest published build here: for Sailfish OS 3.4.0.x

NB! For SFOS <=3.4.0.x users - do not upgrade here to versions >= Use OBS instead: https://build.merproject.org/project/show/home:rinigus:tts

Application versions: 
File mimic- MB14/05/2019 - 22:05
File mimic- MB14/05/2019 - 22:05
File mimic- MB25/11/2020 - 21:26
File mimic- MB25/11/2020 - 21:26


ABreen's picture

Thanks for your quick reply. At least I know it's not something I've done. I'll wait in hope it will be resolved.

ABreen's picture

I keep getting an error, "nothing provides libicuuc.so.63 needed by mimic" when I try to install mimic.

I'm running Sailfish on an Xperia XA.

rinigus's picture

ICU was updated in 3.4.x and that has hit multiple applications, including mimic. When OBS target will appear, I can recompile it for 3.4.x and upload. Just would have to remember it

szopin's picture

I wonder if in cases like this on SFOS we shouldn't package the file as binary in /home/nemo/.local and only a symlink in /usr/bin? This is 90mb drop onto a very limited system partition

rinigus's picture

Maybe. For now, you could move mimic binary to your home and make symlink.

szopin's picture

Yeah, I did, pure maps still working just fine and 25% more free space where it counts the most (it's weird jolla didn't think of something like that, I believe n900 had mandated /opt/ + symlink policy, or at least it seemed like most apps were setup like that), just in this one case, this thing's huge, thanks!

otsaloma's picture

Please list the supported languages in the description. It would help people who are looking to get voice navigation working.

rinigus's picture

List added, thank you for pointing it out