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 txemt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:50 pm

I have discovered, if you put a . after the letter, it'll say the letter.

I have a UTSA and a USAA Blvd in San Antonio. After doing some quick audio file checks, I found that Waze was saying "you tee south aaa" and "you south aaa aaa." I went ahead and did some changes and have found that "U.T.S.A." and "U.S.A.A." now say "you tee ess aaa" and "you ess aaa aaa" so you may want to try labeling E St as "E. St"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:14 am

But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby txemt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:17 am

jemay wrote:But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).


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

Postby jemay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:20 am

U.S.A. = United States of America (U)nited (S)tates......
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:20 am

txemt wrote:
jemay wrote:But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).


Huh?

A period means either the end of a sentence or that it is an abbreviation. One could argue E. is an abbreviation for East, but it cannot be an abbreviation for "ee" and therefore the dot method, I feel, should not be used.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Wajo357 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:22 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
txemt wrote:
jemay wrote:But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).


Huh?

A period means either the end of a sentence or that it is an abbreviation. One could argue E. is an abbreviation for East, but it cannot be an abbreviation for "ee" and therefore the dot method, I feel, should not be used.


When tested, S. is pronounced as "South".
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:25 am

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

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:27 am

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

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:30 am

For the love of god please do NOT change how cardinals currently work. It's all well and good talking about changing things, but remember the US isn't the only country that will see any changes Waze make to the TTS.
Besides, English comes from here ;-p

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

Postby txemt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:32 am

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'd have to disagree. How many street signs or exit ramps do you see that have a "" or '' in them? I understand that we're trying to get Waze to say the actual letter instead of a direction, so I would advocate more of the period.
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