Downloading Praat for Raspberry Pi

1. Downloading the Raspberry Pi edition

To download the latest version of the Raspberry Pi (4B) edition of Praat, click once on the following compressed archive:

32-bit ARMv7 edition: praat6107_rpi_armv7.tar.gz (26 November 2019; 12.1 MB)

Unpack with gunzip and tar xvf. This will create the executable file praat. You can remove the tar file.


2. How to start

Praat will work fine wherever it is on your disk; just type ./praat or click the icon. If you use Praat for the first time, choose Intro from the Help menu.


3. Phonetic symbols

If you want to see good phonetic characters, you have to install the Charis SIL and Doulos SIL fonts:

   sudo apt-get install fonts-sil-charis
   sudo apt-get install fonts-sil-doulos

If you cannot install those packages, you can download the two fonts from Summer Institute of Linguistics and follow the installation instructions there.


4. Running Praat from the command line

To run Praat from a terminal window, write a Praat script and specify that script on the command line, optionally with arguments, e.g.:

   praat --run playsinewave.praat 377 0.9

For details see Calling from the command line in the Scripting manual.


5. Known possible problems, and their solution

5a. Sound recording does not work

We do not yet support the microphone, but you should be able to get audio output to work by starting up the JACK daemon, for instance:

   jackd -d alsa &
by Paul Boersma.
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