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Re: acronym TTS

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:39 am

It has been discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178&hilit=tts+abbreviation

Unfortunately, QEW is one of those many abbreviations that do not work as we would like.

The only way to get it to sound right would be spell it Q 'e' 'w', since the letters E and W would otherwise be pronounced as "east" and "west".

We are still working with Waze to address this issue TTS and letters.

We may also be able to ask that the combination QEW be pronounced Queen Elizabeth Highway in the future.

Does anyone have any idea how long the QEW is? It may help when we ask them for the exception rule!
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Re: acronym TTS

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:33 pm

invented wrote:The acronym "QEW" is getting pronounced "Cue" by TTS; I wanted to replace it with "Q.E.W.". Does anybody have any experience with similar situations, and will this get pronounced like it should?


Yes there is plenty of experience with this situation. For now your best option may be to spell out "Queen Elizabeth Way" if you have not found an abbreviation for the acronym "QEW" that sounds correct, or just hang tight.

There are several forum threads here that deal with the issue of TTS results, including one where we are building a master list of all the abbreviations (including acronyms) that we would like to test and eventually suggest to be added, changed, or removed from the TTS engine. Since I maintain the list, I'll be sure to add "QEW", "Q E W" and "Q.E.W." for testing. And you are correct, "Q.E.W." should be the preferred choice.

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

FYI, the Waze TTS is actually a product of Nuance, and the voices we hear are Samantha or Tom. In your client device, look in "About" for the credits to Nuance for both TTS and voice recognition.
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Re: acronym TTS

Postby gerben » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:55 pm

Please note that Waze handles acronyms different for every (TTS) language!
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R: acronym TTS

Postby asterix06 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:50 am

We had same problems in the past . They look to be solved with the new TTS release 01/07 now all acronym are correctly pronounced as per the instructions we sent to waze

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