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 jlspence99 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:32 pm

It was Svc on the map and the app pronounced it "s-v-c".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:22 pm

How do I keep Penn St from being announces as Pennsylvania street?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Wed May 29, 2013 6:40 pm

Two recent abbreviations I've seen are L for lower and O for old. Anyone know how TTS would handle these?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:56 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Jr. B St. Dr. = "junior bee saint doctor"

That's a real place?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:25 pm

We strongly recommend that Penna be used in place of Penn to avoid that particular conflict.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:00 pm

AwCrap. Penna was working as an abbreviation that spoke "Pennsylvania", but now it is busted. Just says "Penna". Any insight on why this changed?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:13 am

Penna is not being said as Pennsylvania. This has been broken since near the end of last year.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:58 am

Hah. shows how provincial I am. I never thought to check if Penna is a common name. Thanks for the fix.

On another topic from Pennsylvania. Could we get Phila to say Philadelphia? I Googled it and it doesn't seem to be a common usage anywhere else.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Jpere » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:20 pm

sketch wrote:
taddison1 wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:What was the exact name of the expressway, as named on the Waze map? It's working fine at the expressway near me.


It's "N Central Expy".

Whatever this TTS problem is, it doesn't seem to be consistent. Most streets announce fine, there seem to be just a few that don't.

I haven't figured out if it's always the same streets that fail to announce the abbreviations correctly, or if it's just a random failure that can occur on any street. Unfortunately, the streets that I've heard fail are far from my house so I can't easily go and drive them again.

All the examples I saw with the "N" problem seem to be where Waze doesn't expect a "north", that is, wherever the N is not preceded by a street abbreviation or a numerical highway designation. So it didn't work on "Cesar Chavez N" or "I-35W N", while I assume it would work on "Cesar Chavez Dr N" or "I-35 N".


You could be on to something. There are some ramps I need to fix in the Miami area that read out as "Florida's Turnpike N" instead of "Florida's Turnpike North" and it might be because it's not expecting that N to be there.
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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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