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 abc1357 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:20 am

Jane voice. UR reports that "Gateway" is wrongly pronounced as "Gate-wah".

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

Postby juliansean » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Tennyson is mispronounced. It's tenny like tennis shoes. Tenny-son. Also as in Lord Tennyson the author.

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

Postby Onmywaysir » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:41 am

The address is correct, however the pronunciation is completely wrong. My voice is set to "English (US) - Jane". "Dennison Lane" is being announced as "Niacin Lane".

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

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:04 pm

Previous TTS issues discussed with Nick.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby nzahn1 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:18 pm

All roads including the name "Magothy" are being mispronounced.

Jane says "Ma_goth_e" but it should sound like "Mag_eth_e". Listen here: Proper Pronunciation

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Old Magothy Bridge Rd
Magothy Bridge Rd
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby subs5 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:55 am

The road segment Bennetts Creek Park Rd is being mispronounced. They cleared their TTS cache and it still mispronounces it. The WME editor road segment name microphone test sounds it out properly.


Should be pronounced Ben nets Creek Park Road
Currently Sounds like Bee eye nets Creek Park Road according to reporter.

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

Postby fjsawicki » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:00 pm

We have a number of "Causeway Blvd" in the Tampa Bay area that are mispronounced as Davisnado mentions above.

Causeway is pronounced correctly. Causeway Blvd is pronounced Causewell Blvd. This is specific to Jane.

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

Postby bart99gt » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:22 pm

I've gotten a few user reports about Jane pronouncing Mobile, AL incorrectly. Current TTS is pronouncing it like "mo-bil" as in mobile phone instead of "Mo-bille" or "Mo-beel" (latter is likely the more "Southern" pronunciation) with a short I pronounciation.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Davisnado » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:09 pm

Hey, I have been having issues with TTS pronunciation for a whole blvd in my area. The ramps, the service roads and the main street are all mispronounced. I sent in forms to get these fixed months ago but there is still no response. Causeway Blvd is pronounced erroneously Cause"well" and it should be cause"way" blvd. Here are a few of the segments affected.


All the segments that are mispronounced


These are TTS using Jan on Waze
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WillyHVa » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:30 pm

Monticello Ave in Williamsburg, VA should be pronounced "Montichello" like the name of the musical instrument.

This street in Charlottesville, VA should also be pronounced the same way as above.

To be honest, anywhere in the United States where this name is used it should be pronounced that way. This is the proper pronunciation that can be found with a simple Google search. However, local preference outside of these two areas varies, so at this time just these two examples need to be changed.
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