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 russblau » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:31 pm

Is there any way to get Waze to pronounce "HOV" as individual letters instead of as "hove"?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby RoyaltyWoody » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:12 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
orbitc wrote:I agree with Alan. Few of us tested these with few different combination. The Best option, IMO, should be either with single quotes or double quotes.

I like single. Because they are thinner.


I'd prefer single for an additional reason: only requires one keystroke instead of two-simultaneous (as is required for the double. (At least, that's the way it is on every full sized keyboard I've ever used.)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby ropaswan » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:37 am

In Germantown, TN using US English Jane

Street Name: Houston Levee Rd
Sounds like: Houston Lee-vee Rd (long 'e' as in 'breeze')
Should sound like: Houston Leh-vee Rd (short 'e' like in 'red')

Heard the same pronunciation when turning onto road from several other roads and directions.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=86440911
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby roarlions1 » Fri May 06, 2016 9:08 pm

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=5199172

Mauch Chunk Street is pronounced MAWK Chunk Street. Currently it's being pronounced Mouch Chunk.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby roarlions1 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:02 pm

Mispronunciation of Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia.

Here is a UR that accurately depicts two correct pronunciations:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 001749&b=0

There are a number of places in South Philly that Jane doesn't pronounce correctly, but that is more local interpretation than being phonetically off.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby roadtechie » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:20 am

Here is another word that TTS speaks very poorly "Vincennes" TTS should say "vin-senz" However, TTS currently says "vin-sin-es"
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Re: Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze C

Postby rleejr79 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:24 pm

Kandralla wrote:
GizmoGuy411 wrote:Penn for Pennsylvania was moved from the main list to the State abbreviation list where it belongs, along with other alternate state abbreviations. Yes we definitely want it removed from the TTS!


Am I correct in my assumption that this means that William Penn Highway will now be called "William Penn Highway" as oppoesed to "William Pennsylvania Highway"?

If so thanks, that was annoying.


As a fellow Pennsylvanian with a 'Penn St.' , +1.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby riceeaterazn » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:38 am

This may be redundant.

I-80 should be pronounced as "Interstate Eighty" but not "I 80"
Blvd should be pronounced as "Boulevard" but not "B L V D"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Rfrsw101 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:12 am

Mispronunciation of "Koch" - a former NYC mayor - by Jane (US)
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Says: Coke (or sometimes people hear Koh) --> Should be pronounced: Kach (like watch)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby RealMrMonteCristo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:20 am

Jane pronounces the city of Ione, California like "I ohn E(E as if saying the letter e)".

It should be pounced like "eyeon" or "Ion"

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 367&zoom=3

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