Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

[ img ] This is the place to discuss issues that are relevant for locations in the US. For any other discussions, please use the main forums.

Moderator: MapSir

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:22 pm

whatnt wrote:
PesachZ wrote:OK does this sound better?


Sounds great!

Ok is on the list

Sent using Tapatalk for Android
PesachZ
Wiki Master
Wiki Master
 
Posts: 4389
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:51 am
Location: NY, USA (also NJ sometimes) {GC} {ARC}
Has thanked: 1990 times
Been thanked: 2223 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:22 pm

dsfargeg wrote:
PesachZ wrote:The pitch and tone of the prompt is different, but neither sounds more like landa than Latta to me. I'm not sure we'll be able to do anything on this one.

Sent using Tapatalk for Android

Guess we'll have to agree to disagree. How should I respond to the ur?

Sent from my XT830C using Tapatalk

The difference is just not distinct enough for me to be able to work on a replacement. Potentials. Legal someone else will be able to figure it out, but not I. You can respond that the wrong pronunciation is so close to the correct pronunciation that out will be hard to fix in the near future.

Sent using Tapatalk for Android
PesachZ
Wiki Master
Wiki Master
 
Posts: 4389
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:51 am
Location: NY, USA (also NJ sometimes) {GC} {ARC}
Has thanked: 1990 times
Been thanked: 2223 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:15 pm

PesachZ wrote:OK does this sound better?


Sounds great!
whatnt
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 824
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:56 pm
Location: California
Has thanked: 267 times
Been thanked: 126 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:33 am

PesachZ wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:
Files attached.
1440499777-887347-10.tts: Correct pronounciation when reading the address of the destination on Latta Road.
1440499779-24500-21.tts: Incorrect pronounciation when turning from Manitou to Latta.

The pitch and tone of the prompt is different, but neither sounds more like landa than Latta to me. I'm not sure we'll be able to do anything on this one.

Sent using Tapatalk for Android

Guess we'll have to agree to disagree. How should I respond to the ur?

Sent from my XT830C using Tapatalk
dsfargeg
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:05 am
Location: Hilton, NY, USA
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:26 am

dsfargeg wrote:
PesachZ wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:So my turn onto Latta Road was:
from Manitou Rd Southbound
To Latta Rd Eastbound

I'm not hearing it wrong, or I'm not understanding what you're hoping to hear. Are you able to get the tts file that sounds wrong, and one that sounds right from your phone?


Files attached.
1440499777-887347-10.tts: Correct pronounciation when reading the address of the destination on Latta Road.
1440499779-24500-21.tts: Incorrect pronounciation when turning from Manitou to Latta.

The pitch and tone of the prompt is different, but neither sounds more like landa than Latta to me. I'm not sure we'll be able to do anything on this one.

Sent using Tapatalk for Android
PesachZ
Wiki Master
Wiki Master
 
Posts: 4389
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:51 am
Location: NY, USA (also NJ sometimes) {GC} {ARC}
Has thanked: 1990 times
Been thanked: 2223 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:05 am

PesachZ wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:So my turn onto Latta Road was:
from Manitou Rd Southbound
To Latta Rd Eastbound

I'm not hearing it wrong, or I'm not understanding what you're hoping to hear. Are you able to get the tts file that sounds wrong, and one that sounds right from your phone?


Files attached.
1440499777-887347-10.tts: Correct pronounciation when reading the address of the destination on Latta Road.
1440499779-24500-21.tts: Incorrect pronounciation when turning from Manitou to Latta.
Attachments
LattaRoad.zip
(14.74 KiB) Downloaded 7 times
dsfargeg
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:05 am
Location: Hilton, NY, USA
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:40 am

dsfargeg wrote:So my turn onto Latta Road was:
from Manitou Rd Southbound
To Latta Rd Eastbound

I'm not hearing it wrong, or I'm not understanding what you're hoping to hear. Are you able to get the tts file that sounds wrong, and one that sounds right from your phone?
PesachZ
Wiki Master
Wiki Master
 
Posts: 4389
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:51 am
Location: NY, USA (also NJ sometimes) {GC} {ARC}
Has thanked: 1990 times
Been thanked: 2223 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:21 am

whatnt wrote:No. Regular n rather than ñ, and neh like "never". And stress on the second syllable: mih-'neh-tah

If it helps, the name is Japanese.

OK does this sound better?
PesachZ
Wiki Master
Wiki Master
 
Posts: 4389
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:51 am
Location: NY, USA (also NJ sometimes) {GC} {ARC}
Has thanked: 1990 times
Been thanked: 2223 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:53 pm

So my turn onto Latta Road was:
from Manitou Rd Southbound
To Latta Rd Eastbound

Regarding the wiki page, I got to this forum thread from Abbreviations_and_acronyms/USA#Pronunciation_fixes. Maybe this deserves its own wiki page.

Anyways, If I do a "cc@tts" first, and pick source and destination near the offending road name, there aren't many TTS files to go through.
dsfargeg
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:05 am
Location: Hilton, NY, USA
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:18 pm

dsfargeg wrote:
whatnt wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:Is there a way to test without driving?


Yes. You can create directions using the app that travel over the desired segment. Then with Android, you can open the *.tts files with an app like ES File Explorer. Use that app's own player to open them as audio. They are stored in \waze\tts\database\. Then \Jane\ if you're using the Jane voice.

I don't think it is possible to browse such folders with iOS.

Wow, that's awesome! Should this go on the wiki page?

Sent from my XT830C using Tapatalk

You'll have to search through all the files to find the right one though that way, but that method works too and is actually mentioned above in this thread a while back. You might find thousands of files in that folder though, and if you're hearing a cached file it won't be the most recent files added.

Which wiki page would you add it to, it is an advanced TTS function. We don't have a TTS page perse.

Sent using Tapatalk for Android
PesachZ
Wiki Master
Wiki Master
 
Posts: 4389
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:51 am
Location: NY, USA (also NJ sometimes) {GC} {ARC}
Has thanked: 1990 times
Been thanked: 2223 times

PreviousNext

Return to United States

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users