jenncard wrote:Per The Chicago Manual of Style, the correct abbreviation for Doctor is "Dr." and Saint is "St." (just as Ph.D. and NOT PhD is the correct abbreviation for that which I seek)
banished wrote:bmitch3020 wrote:Label: Geo Wash Pkwy
TTS: George Washington Parkway.
Label: Geo. Wash. Pkwy = TTS: George Washington Pkwy
Rationale: "Wash" is not wholly uncommon word in street names.
AndyPoms wrote:Webs101 wrote:Est is east in Quebec. It's grating to hear Waze say "estate" all the time.
Isn't that because it's French? (i.e. Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest = North, South, East, West)
Wouldn't it just be easier to use N, S, E, W as the cardinal (compass) directions in Waze? And then you can change the language in the app to either Engilsh (and get North, South, East, West) or French (and get Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest) - I think, I'm not about to change my Waze to French as I may never get it back to English.
Alice2 wrote:I just discovered how TTS treats one of the exits and streets here. On printed maps, the street is written as UTSA Blvd. The Waze map has it as Utsa Blvd. It is supposed to be pronounced as 'you tea ess aaa' sounding out each letter. TTS tries to say the name as a word - "ootsa Blvd". The exit signs for this street have it as 'UTSA Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio', and TTS announces "ootsa Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio". I see in this thread that to be pronounced as letters, they should be written as lower case surrounded by single quotes. That would probably look awkward -- 'u' 't' 's' 'a' -- and unmanageable if you have to write it very many times. How should this be handled to get the right announcement?
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