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 sketch » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:34 am

txemt wrote:I've been spelling out "business". I'd rather have waze say "I-20 business" instead of "I-20 bus".

Jason and I have been doing the same.

Anyone know if Tex or Tex. is expanded to Texas?

edit Or Tx (small x), for that matter.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby txemt » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:36 am

I should know that answer, but I have no idea.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:58 pm

Does anyone know if the common abbreviation "Twp" gets expanded to Township?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:19 pm

PhantomSoul wrote:Does anyone know if the common abbreviation "Twp" gets expanded to Township?
According to the spreadsheet, it does not.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:49 am

sketch wrote:
PhantomSoul wrote:Does anyone know if the common abbreviation "Twp" gets expanded to Township?
According to the spreadsheet, it does not.


One of the suggestions made to Waze last year was that all non-two letter State abbreviations be changed to two capital letters. One offender strewas Penn which said "Pennsylvania" which prevented any streets named "Penn" from being spoke correctly.

However, I have not tested any of them again since to hear what they say. Once we hear the latest on how Waze would like to proceed, the list in the spreadsheet may need to be completely retested.


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

Postby CBenson » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:00 am

Penn is still spoken as Pennsylvania.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby taddison1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:40 am

A street near me, called "Ira E Woods" was/is being pronounced "Ira East Woods". The "E" is a middle initial, not a direction, so it needs to say "eee" instead of "East".

I looked at the spreadsheet, and it seems to suggest that adding a period after the E would cause it to say "eee", but then there's an accompanying note that says "n/a See East" which seemed contradictory.

Regardless, I recently added the the period, but last time I drove there it still said "East". Should this have worked? Do I just need to clear my tts cache and try again? If it makes a difference, I'm on IOS, not Android.

Perhaps the answer is already in this thread; I've skimmed through some of it but there are 53 pages so forgive me if I missed it :?

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

Postby doctorkb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:45 am

taddison1 wrote:A street near me, called "Ira E Woods" was/is being pronounced "Ira East Woods". The "E" is a middle initial, not a direction, so it needs to say "eee" instead of "East".

I looked at the spreadsheet, and it seems to suggest that adding a period after the E would cause it to say "eee", but then there's an accompanying note that says "n/a See East" which seemed contradictory.

Regardless, I recently added the the period, but last time I drove there it still said "East". Should this have worked? Do I just need to clear my tts cache and try again? If it makes a difference, I'm on IOS, not Android.

Perhaps the answer is already in this thread; I've skimmed through some of it but there are 53 pages so forgive me if I missed it :?

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Try 'E' (with the single quotes)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:53 am

taddison1 wrote:A street near me, called "Ira E Woods" was/is being pronounced "Ira East Woods". The "E" is a middle initial, not a direction, so it needs to say "eee" instead of "East".

I looked at the spreadsheet, and it seems to suggest that adding a period after the E would cause it to say "eee", but then there's an accompanying note that says "n/a See East" which seemed contradictory.

Regardless, I recently added the the period, but last time I drove there it still said "East". Should this have worked? Do I just need to clear my tts cache and try again? If it makes a difference, I'm on IOS, not Android.

Perhaps the answer is already in this thread; I've skimmed through some of it but there are 53 pages so forgive me if I missed it :?

Thanks,
taddison1


The spreadsheet entries are tests to confirm or deny expected or desired results. When you see "n/a", that means that the abbreviation tested did not work as expect or desired.

As Doctorkb said, the best solution at the moment is to enclose a N, E, S, or W in single quotes to get the letter only pronounced. If it still does not work, then use a lower case letter in single quotes.

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

Postby taddison1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:02 am

OK, thanks, I'll try the upper and lower case in single quotes.
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