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 Kandralla » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:34 pm

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.
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Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:21 pm

Cord is what I will be wrapping around my neck if we go a second month with no map updates in NA.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:12 am

jasonh300 wrote:
kentsmith9 wrote:Cord is what I will be wrapping around my neck if we go a second month with no map updates in NA.


A second month??? We're almost 3/4 of the way through the second month!

See. I am getting so whacked I forgot we are almost into our third month. :oops:
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Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:15 am

bgodette wrote:
WeeeZer14 wrote:There have been situations were Waze has cached the TTS audio files for frequently used streets/ramps. Users had to manually delete these files to get the effects of new TTS rules. I don't remember the details, but just wanted to point that out if you see slightly different pronunciation in different cases. It could be the case or it could be cached data.

Entering cc@tts into waze's search will clear the tts cache.

It's all my phone's fault for using Tapatalk.

I have been thinking about adding the known codes into the Wiki. I started collecting what I could find in the forums. I can create the Wiki page (unless someone knows it is there and I missed it) and add what I have found so far.
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Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:18 am

I thought I have recently heard some directions not be spelled out.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:48 am

kentsmith9 wrote:I thought I have recently heard some directions not be spelled out.

I was wrong. I usually have to have the TTS off when my wife is in the car so she does not get too annoyed being reminded about the hundreds of hours I spend on Waze instead of her. :oops:

What I was hearing was really "EAST", but the "AST" portion was so quiet that the road noise drown it out.

I did notice that "W"s sound a little compressed. When I hear "Washington" it is as if I only hear the second portion of the "W" or maybe a bit of the middle of the letter's sound is missing.

I will try to update the TTS file with the code above and check it again.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:20 am

kentsmith9 wrote:I have been thinking about adding the known codes into the Wiki. I started collecting what I could find in the forums. I can create the Wiki page (unless someone knows it is there and I missed it) and add what I have found so far.

Complete. viewtopic.php?f=276&t=24723
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:40 am

It appears that Dist is not pronounced as District. Based on other threads spelling it out I assume that has never been converted to an abbreviation so I will spell it out on the Ramp name.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:54 pm

I am pretty sure Crk is not pronounced "Creek", but rather "See Are Kay". I say pretty sure because I have since updated the roadway name to have it spelled out. There is a very small chance it was "CRK", but pretty sure it was "Crk".

I can update this table with failed unless we can change it.
https://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Suf ... reviations

I don't think it is a big deal since it is likely only used as a name and not a road type (drive, way, road), but it would be good for long names to be able to shorten it to "Crk".

Do we have a standard request line for this, or do we just send it in under the nanorep support request?
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Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:57 pm

AndyPoms wrote:Remember there was a period of time when auto-capitalization just started where the word "to" was not exempt & it was automatically changed to "To", so there may be more ramps out there like this...

That was during July or Aug this summer. I have a bunch around me that came from my edits during that time.
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