No Narrator option in Reader View in Firefox 50, 51 on Kubuntu 15.10, 16.04, 16.10

UNCONFIRMED
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Core
Web Speech
UNCONFIRMED
a year ago
5 months ago

People

(Reporter: spitfire1900, Unassigned)

Tracking

50 Branch
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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Build ID: 20161114144856

Steps to reproduce:

1. Go to a news article, in this case http://arstechnica.com/staff/2016/11/from-sprinklers-to-battlestations-ars-staffers-crazy-home-lab-experiments/
2. Click "Enter Reader View"


Actual results:

Reader View appears with no Narrator option in the sidebar.


Expected results:

Reader View appears with Narrator option in the sidebar.
Component: Untriaged → Reader Mode
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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Comment 1

10 months ago
This is still occurring in later versions of the same software. Should I also open a ticket with Ubuntu?

User Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
OS:
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.10
Release:        16.10
Codename:       yakkety
Ubuntu distro: Kubuntu
uname: 4.8.0-37-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 26 02:27:07 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Updated

10 months ago
Summary: No Narrator option in Reader View in Firefox 50 on Kubuntu 15.10 → No Narrator option in Reader View in Firefox 50&51 on Kubuntu 15.10, 16.04, 16.10
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Updated

10 months ago
Summary: No Narrator option in Reader View in Firefox 50&51 on Kubuntu 15.10, 16.04, 16.10 → No Narrator option in Reader View in Firefox 50, 51 on Kubuntu 15.10, 16.04, 16.10

Comment 2

5 months ago
I expect this is to do with the availability (or rather, lack thereof) of espeak on your machine. You might need to install extra packages, or use a more recent version of a particular package. The web speech folks and/or Eitan would know more.
Component: Reader Mode → Web Speech
Product: Toolkit → Core
Yeah, this is likely due to not having speech-dispatcher correctly configured in Linux.
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