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 invented » Tue May 08, 2012 8:56 pm

xteejx wrote:Actually, enclosing N/E/S/W in brackets also makes it say the directions.

Do the parenthesis insert spaces before and after the cardinal direction?

eg.

Hwy 900 (W) / Anytown

= "Highway nine hundred [pause] west [pause] anytown"

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

Postby invented » Wed May 09, 2012 11:56 pm

Confirmed that "3rd Street" comes out as "Third street"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:29 am

Waze still won't fix "QEW" to just say the letters. They don't have some kind of substitution power? Like when the software encounters "QEW" it feeds "cue eee double you" to the TTS engine?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:02 pm

I think it's pronouncing "(E)" as "Eee" again. -.-
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:55 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
invented wrote:I think it's pronouncing "(E)" as "Eee" again. -.-

Really? That'd be nice. I've been changing many to 'e' (and 'n', 'w' or 's') as that was the only option which worked. Where did you hear/see this?


Actually, sorry, it was a segment named "to Hwy 406 (S)" that was saying "Ess", which never used to have that problem. I'll try and drive it today to make sure I wasn't losing my mind. These days I usually have the sound off because I find it too overbearing.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:38 pm

Can someone try "RR" to see what happens? like RR-20.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:11 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
invented wrote:Can someone try "RR" to see what happens? like RR-20.


Do you mean "Rural Route" or "Rural Road" or something else?

Note we currently have "RR" in the list to test for "Rail Road".

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

Postby invented » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:20 am

khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Canada Post offers no opinion, so I've been using Siderd in hopes it comes out okay. Bing uses Sdrd.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:11 am

jasonh300 wrote:
khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Is this really a street type? Post an example.


http://goo.gl/maps/pRK49
http://goo.gl/maps/pWH6W

They're usually just regular streets, in this context.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby irowiki » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:50 pm

"Federated States of Micronesia"


Being from Texas myself I got a super laugh out of this one :lol:
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