Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:02 am

I assume we need to update the Wiki with this new recommendation.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:13 pm

sketch wrote:
Timbones wrote:
orbitc wrote:Would you put Avenue S as Ave 'S' or just leave it as Avenue 'S'?

Not sure. Is it "Avenue Ess" or "Avenue South"? Which is the noun? Does it really need to be abbreviated at all? Maybe it's time to get rid of them altogether. Devices have much higher resolutions these days, and there's plenty of space on the screen for full road names... [/rant]

I don't think so. Resolutions are getting higher but not all screens are getting bigger. I think you'll have a tough time justifying spelling out "Boulevard" or "Throughway" in any case.

I absolutely agree. I still have an iPhone and my screen is the same as it was 3 years ago. With a huge market share of smartphones I believe we still need to keep the text condensed as much as possible in the directional text areas.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue May 14, 2013 3:39 pm

This conversation has been launched in two separate threads. This one and viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47255&start=10#p440213
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:20 pm

Doing some Wiki cleanup. I noticed on the OP the link to Abbreviations and acronyms was changed in the Wiki for country specific naming some time ago. I fixed the OP to note that and then added a link directly to the US version of the page for faster linking and less confusion for people in this US forum.

In reviewing this page on Abbreviations and acronyms the first section seems out of place in the flow. I propose that we move it after the standard abbreviations section. However since the standard section is so long, I will include a note in that section pointing people to the "non-standard" section if they don't see what they are looking for.

I also added an opening to help clarify the purpose of the page. We can add more if we think it is necessary.

GizmoGuy, I recommend when you update the Wiki with new info from this thread (as I assume you have been doing), maybe put a comment in the Wiki page in the Other Reading section saying the data on the Wiki page is current from forum feedback as of X date.

Final note. The Wiki does not like using "&" in page titles. The page above previously used an "&", so I renamed (moved) the page to use "and" instead. There is a redirect page for any other links to the old "&" format so there are no problems getting to the page with either spelling. Over time I will search them out and replace them for general cleanup, but we will leave the redirect just in case there are external links outside the Wiki. I cover it in the Wiki forum here.
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