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

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

Postby littlestlou » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:03 am

So, just heard "Bus" (for Business) pronounced Bus...again, this is new for me, as of a month or two ago. I did clear out my cache at the recommendation of others but that never made a difference. Sorry if this is a repeat. I haven't been on the forums as much lately.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:42 am

LittlestLou wrote:So, just heard "Bus" (for Business) pronounced Bus...again, this is new for me, as of a month or two ago. I did clear out my cache at the recommendation of others but that never made a difference. Sorry if this is a repeat. I haven't been on the forums as much lately.


I don't remember if BUS ever worked for Business, but I noticed that it did not work about 6 months ago.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby littlestlou » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:02 am

Wow, I guess I used a more out-dated version of Waze longer than I realized. I can confirm it worked before, as did CONST ZN and Co Rd but I only recently noticed otherwise. Again, must be using an older release. I am so behind the times.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Davy_Ray » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:04 pm

I live in Quebec and often we have streets with directions like east/west, but here it is spelled est/ouest. it pronounces the ouest as west which is fine, but it pronounces est as "Estate".

Something to eventually fix i assume
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:21 am

imajica12345 wrote:I live in Quebec and often we have streets with directions like east/west, but here it is spelled est/ouest. it pronounces the ouest as west which is fine, but it pronounces est as "Estate".

Something to eventually fix i assume


I've set up a couple of test to see how this can be handled.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jab_au » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:31 am

MWY = Motorway, yes aware you can use Mtwy but it does not meet standard in Australia
CCT = Circuit

Both the above don't work.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby rcenteno_davis » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:37 pm

I have confirmed (as others) that Intl is pronounced as "Intel". So, despite what the road signs say, should we expand Intl as International (for airports)?
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby Wolfeye » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:21 pm

Int might work for international?
IA is also an abbreviation for international airport.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:28 pm

Wolfeye wrote:Int might work for international?
IA is also an abbreviation for international airport.


I don't think Int is any kind of standard abbreviation for International. IA is the abbreviation for the state of Iowa, so that wouldn't work in the U.S.

How about Int'l?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:26 pm

The last time I checked Int'l was sounded out as "Intel" as well.
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