Voice french saying "bar vertical" before some words


Sometimes the French voice (Léa) says something that sounds like “bar vertical” before speaking the word when you click on it. Has anyone else experienced this?

On maybe one in every 20, 30 words, something like that.

Odd one!


Strange, we will look into it and try to figure out what’s going on.

I hear it very often! It’s so annoying. I’m glad you brought it up.

also on “ingrédient” innerfrench lesson 7 about half way through (“La version officielle l’explication c’est le deuxième deuxième élément le deuxième ingrédient nécessaire pour une théorie du complot”)

The same happens in Portuguese (Camila BR) every once in a while! Very strange

I checked this with our team, and unfortunately, at the moment there is no much we can do regarding the issue. It is a third-party bug.

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Fair enough, thanks for checking! Hopefully the 3rd party will sort it - v odd haha


Similar weird things happen to me as well but I have a theorie.

I realised that when I convert books to text sometimes there are hidden characters in the text file that I don’t see because they are encoded in a different way. When importing those text files, apparently LingQ import those hidden characters as well. Most of the time they are not a problem.

An hypothesis is that these TTS sometimes can see those hidden characters and read them.