AndyPoms wrote:GizmoGuy411 wrote:AndyPoms wrote:I have several exits here in CT that say "N. Y. City"... I was listening closely today and I got "North Why City" through the TTS... Without me testing 75 variations, does anyone know a way to keep some form of "N. Y." (NY, N.Y., etc) for the display and get it to read "New York" in the TTS?
Thanks for your help,
Look at the abbreviation list linked in the lead post of this thread. I think it has been updated to include the abbreviation for New York that works.
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For New York the doc says:
New York NY CU 2012-02-19 n/a. Says the letters 2012-03-22 GizmoGuy411 A
New York Ny CU 2012-02-19 New York 2012-03-22 GizmoGuy411 R
If I read that correctly, "NY" says "enn why" (and it should be Added) and "Ny" says "New York" but the recommendation is to Remove it?
The other thing I noticed while looking at the State List (and if I'm reading this wrong, please let me know) is that you want to add "Ct" to be "Connecticut" instead of "court" which is currently does. Being from Connecticut, we have many roads named "Something Court" and the USPS abbreviation is "Ct" for "Court" (but it's also missing from the "C" section of the list...
You were correct to point out that in the State list that "Ct" was tagged as to be "Added". That was clearly a copy and paste error!
"CT" should be Connecticut, and "Ct" should be Court.
Yes "Ct" was missing from the "C" section as the official USPS abbreviations are all in upper case. When the list was initially created, the entire USPS list was imported as is into the spreadsheet, and everything was left in upper case, and the mixed case variation of "Ct" was never added.
USPS actually use "CT" for both the state and the word! Not a problem for them, as they don't have to worry about TTS. Yes a problem for Waze!
Similarly, "NY" should be "New York" and "Ny" should removed as the current TTS abbreviation for New York, and we should avoid using it in Waze, as Harlan reiterated.
And again for now, our motto of "when in doubt, spell it out" is often the best advice as Alan said.
So thanks Andy for pointing out the errors/omissions in the list. I'm sure there are more if anyone cares to help proof it!