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 Bmtg » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:53 pm

Hello, I have a user report that states that Bradenton, FL, is being pronounced Brahd-en-ton, instead of the way it should, which is Braid-en-ton. Braid is indeed the correct way. Is this something that can be changed? Thx!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby voludu2 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:58 am

sketch wrote:Are you a client beta tester? We are not focusing on Samantha very much these days . . .

Whoa. Wow! Excellent. Samantha always sounds like she's talking through a blanket.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby DwarfLord » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:50 am

Tried iFunBox, it crashed; found another one, iMazingforMac, but it won't run on OS X 10.6.8 (I have to run it for legacy code support). I think I'll give up getting the sound file for now.

I don't plan to change road names en masse anytime soon, but there is a real Cañada Rd that got a UR for lacking the tilde, so I think I'll redo that one. At least the ñ will show on the app display. Hopefully users will be forgiving if it pronounces Cañada even vaguely like the real thing, now that the horrible "plus minus" TTS of ñ seems to be gone!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:12 pm

No jailbreak necessary. You can get to it using iFunBox or another iOS file browser. Although I will have to find another iOS file browser before I get you the directory as it appears that iFunBox is not currently working with 10.10.3...

Are you a client beta tester? We are not focusing on Samantha very much these days . . .
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby DwarfLord » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:03 pm

PesachZ wrote:What voice are you using?
Have you cleared your TTS cache recently?
Are you able to share the actual TTS file from your device?

Samantha, no, and I've never attempted that.

I'll research how to accomplish the latter (if it involves jailbreaking I will probably give it a miss).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:28 am

DwarfLord wrote:TTS said it again twice for me today, and the intonation and stress were exactly how one would say Canada (the country). The n may have been a bit less nasal, almost a 'd', but no different really from how one usually hears it spoken. Hope this helps!


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What voice are you using?
Have you cleared your TTS cache recently?
Are you able to share the actual TTS file from your device?

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

Postby DwarfLord » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:07 am

TTS said it again twice for me today, and the intonation and stress were exactly how one would say Canada (the country). The n may have been a bit less nasal, almost a 'd', but no different really from how one usually hears it spoken. Hope this helps!


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

Postby PesachZ » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:40 am

DwarfLord wrote:
PesachZ wrote:Can you tell me the full exact street name you tested?
When I tested it sounded like caada street, which is still better then ca ± ada Street.

Odd! I used "Cañada Rd" for the test. It was on a PR type road, and the announcement was for a right turn from a PS onto the PR. Pretty clearly sounded like Canada to me, but admittedly I've only run the test once in that one location.

To me it sounded similar to the first two syllables of cottage, with a soft t sound. (Kah-doh)

Its as if the ñ is completely ignored now, and the TTS is processing the name as Caada Rd.

Listen carefully next time, let us know please.

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

Postby DwarfLord » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:08 am

PesachZ wrote:Can you tell me the full exact street name you tested?
When I tested it sounded like caada street, which is still better then ca ± ada Street.

Odd! I used "Cañada Rd" for the test. It was on a PR type road, and the announcement was for a right turn from a PS onto the PR. Pretty clearly sounded like Canada to me, but admittedly I've only run the test once in that one location.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:38 am

DwarfLord wrote:In a test this evening, TTS (iPhone, v3.9.4, Samantha) pronounced "Cañada" as "Canada". Which sounds wrong -- shouldn't it say Canyada? -- until one remembers that until quite recently TTS pronounced it "Ca-plus-minus-ada". :? :? :?

I don't know if this is in any way associated with the new version of the app. But it suggests we should finally be able to use ñ in street names without fear of egregiously weird pronunciation. Yay!

Not to burst any bubbles, but my test does not have the same results. Can you tell me the full exact street name you tested?
When I tested it sounded like caada street, which is still better then ca ± ada Street.

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