Question on Pronunciation of "Malcolm X Blvd"

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Re: Question on Pronunciation of "Malcolm X Blvd"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:40 pm

You must not be in the US because we've tested this before and X comes out as "ex" in TTS. I've heard there is a country-specific abbreviation list and that some countries are specifically set up to have X say "tenth."

Now, if you are in the US then your experience doesn't match previous testing which according to the document, was conducted earlier last year. See the linked Google Doc in the Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients thread.
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Re: Question on Pronunciation of "Malcolm X Blvd"

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:37 pm

See viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178

There should be a way on the list to format it so the X is pronounced "ex"
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Question on Pronunciation of "Malcolm X Blvd"

Postby cpong86 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:28 pm

I came across an update request saying that the "voice should say Malcolm X not Malcolm the tenth." :roll:

Here's a permalink:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-71.08 ... TTTTTTTTFT

Is there anything that can be done? Or do we just have to live with the wrong pronunciation?
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Re: Question on Pronunciation of "Malcolm X Blvd"

Postby cpong86 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Yeah, it's in Boston, MA. I haven't heard the pronunciation myself, but it was reported by another user.

I haven't had time yet to look through the other thread, but I will soon to see if there's a fix in there!
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Question on Pronunciation of "Malcolm X Blvd"

Postby fvwazing » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:20 am

Alan, his permalink is on www and points to Boston, MA.
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