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 bmtg » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:13 pm

I have a user reporting that voice said Drive instead of Doctor for this segment:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=83508873
called "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St S"

I see that Jr probably needs a period, but why would Dr. say drive?

They were turning right to go north on that segment, and they said it was the default voice.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:24 am

SteveInArk wrote:I've been "off-internet" for 3 days. I've looked, but not seen any comments on the forum, or here, that JANE is pronouncing all "leading" directions as the letter itself.

IAW, "N Main St" is pronounced alled "N" Main Street", not "North Main Street".

Sorry if it's posted elsewhere and I've just missed it.

Can you give us a permalink to the exact segment causing this failure?

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

Postby PesachZ » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:14 am

SteveInArk wrote:I've been "off-internet" for 3 days. I've looked, but not seen any comments on the forum, or here, that JANE is pronouncing all "leading" directions as the letter itself.

IAW, "N Main St" is pronounced alled "N" Main Street", not "North Main Street".

Sorry if it's posted elsewhere and I've just missed it.

This seems to be a very recent development affecting ALL cardinals in a name. We are aware of, and working on it now. Thanks.

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

Postby steveinark » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:02 am

I've been "off-internet" for 3 days. I've looked, but not seen any comments on the forum, or here, that JANE is pronouncing all "leading" directions as the letter itself.

IAW, "N Main St" is pronounced alled "N" Main Street", not "North Main Street".

Sorry if it's posted elsewhere and I've just missed it.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:45 pm

@voludu2 @poncewattle we are investigating these, thanks

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

Postby KittgtoPitt » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:36 pm

Very disappointed with the new Jane. She is very hard to hear and/or understand Samantha was so much better and spoke the turn by turn directions so much better. Highly disappointed with WAZE for removing her and not giving us users a better replacement.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby voludu2 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:35 pm

Jane says "Pottstown Pike N" as "Pottstown PeakNorth" No word-space between Pike and North

Peak? Peek?

Has anyone told her the US is a generally English-speaking country?

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=67007669
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Poncewattle » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:32 pm

FYI, Meadowood is being pronounced incorrectly by Jane. Tom and Sam got it correct. First syllable should be meh, not mee

PesachZ wrote:Theoretically yes it can be changed, but the change will affect the entire country anywhere that word is used. Therefore we must first know if this is something pronounced differently in different regions.


ok then, I won't complain about how Newark is being pronounced Newerk instead of New-Ark -- like it is supposed to be pronounced in Delaware... ;-)

Also Luray should be LOOray, not lah-ray -- but that's ok as is, because it's how the locals know who is a tourist. :mrgreen:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:53 pm

BarfmanTheGreat wrote:
PesachZ wrote:
BarfmanTheGreat wrote:Hello, I have a user report that states that Bradenton, FL, is being pronounced Brahd-en-ton, instead of the way it should, which is Braid-en-ton. Braid is indeed the correct way. Is this something that can be changed? Thx!

Theoretically yes it can be changed, but the change will affect the entire country anywhere that word is used. Therefore we must first know if this is something pronounced differently in different regions.

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Is there a method for doing this? I see there's a Bradenton Rd in Indiana, Bradenton Ave in OH, for example. No idea how it's said there, though.

Thx

Trying to all the locals, you should be able to find some editors from those areas to ask.

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

Postby bmtg » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:30 am

PesachZ wrote:
BarfmanTheGreat wrote:Hello, I have a user report that states that Bradenton, FL, is being pronounced Brahd-en-ton, instead of the way it should, which is Braid-en-ton. Braid is indeed the correct way. Is this something that can be changed? Thx!

Theoretically yes it can be changed, but the change will affect the entire country anywhere that word is used. Therefore we must first know if this is something pronounced differently in different regions.

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Is there a method for doing this? I see there's a Bradenton Rd in Indiana, Bradenton Ave in OH, for example. No idea how it's said there, though.

Thx
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