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 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:37 pm

The old "eye of" issue seems to be back. Last night, on a route that used this ramp, Jane instructed me to "Exit right to Eye of 66 West".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby russblau » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:34 pm

1. The USPS abbreviation "Grn" is being spelled out G-R-N by Jane, instead of being pronounced "Green".

2. The name "Farrcroft" (name of several streets in my neighborhood) is being pronounced as "Faircroft"; the first syllable should sound like the word "Far".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby russblau » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:54 pm

According to this UR, "SR286" (no punctuation) is being pronounced as "Senior 286". This is a misformatting of the road name, which I've fixed, but it is the type of error that might pop up multiple places.
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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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