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 riceeaterazn » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:38 am

This may be redundant.

I-80 should be pronounced as "Interstate Eighty" but not "I 80"
Blvd should be pronounced as "Boulevard" but not "B L V D"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby okladriver » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:45 pm

Denison is being pronounced as "D-y-son" instead of "Din-iss-son". Not sure of the IPA for this one.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby okladriver » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:46 pm

Seems like "Amarillo" is being pronounced as "Aye-ma-reel-oh" instead of "Am-a-reel-oh".

IPA is /ˌæməˈrɪloʊ/
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby twoeightzero » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:38 pm

chardon should be pronounced like "shardon" Chardon, OH
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=5344589
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:22 pm

skreidle wrote:This may affect all NA users, or at least a sigificant number. When the app announces the road hazard, "Object on road ahead"; it seems to consistently speak "obJECT" rather than "OBject".

iOS, app v4.7.0.2


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skreidle wrote:This may affect all NA users, or at least a sigificant number. When the app announces the road hazard, "Object on road ahead"; it seems to consistently speak "obJECT" rather than "OBject".

iOS, app v4.7.0.2

Confirmed, Android, Jane is a lawyer who has a problem with something in the court room.

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This is a known long standing issue, unfortunately we are still waiting for the fix.

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

Postby ehepner1977 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:54 am

skreidle wrote:This may affect all NA users, or at least a sigificant number. When the app announces the road hazard, "Object on road ahead"; it seems to consistently speak "obJECT" rather than "OBject".

iOS, app v4.7.0.2

Confirmed, Android, Jane is a lawyer who has a problem with something in the court room.

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

Postby skreidle » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:47 am

This may affect all NA users, or at least a sigificant number. When the app announces the road hazard, "Object on road ahead"; it seems to consistently speak "obJECT" rather than "OBject".

iOS, app v4.7.0.2
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby skreidle » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:43 am

Another non-critical pronunciation issue, unless this occurs anywhere there's a "Patrick" in a road name.

This has occurred multiple times in the area between Montpelier, VA and Ashland, VA

URs: https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 50&env=usa
https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 52&env=usa

Waze app (iOS, app v4.7.0.2) has frequently been mispronouncing "Patrick" as "PAY-trick" regarding "W Patrick Henry Rd", both in the "Let's take..." starting navigation, as well as approaching turns onto that road -- though it pronounces it correctly *at* the turn. Spelling and punctuation are consistent; TTS cache has been cleared w/no change.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby twoeightzero » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:26 pm

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=38074554

All occurrences of the title "Brookpark" are mispronounced. Eg Brookpark Rd, Brookpark the City. All audible uses by Waze pronounce the title as "Brookpeark" with a pear ending. Brookpark is pronounced Brook park.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:03 pm

skreidle wrote:This TTS issue likely affects any drivers who travel I-95 in VA and use exit 89 (Lewistown Rd). subs5 suggested I post this here.

UR: https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 87&env=usa

Waze app (iOS, app v4.7.0.2) has been mispronouncing "Lewistown" as "Luh-WEES-town" -- until I got to the exit ramp, at which point it was the correct "LOO-iss-town". Spelling and punctuation are consistent; TTS cache has been cleared w/no change.

(I've experienced a similar issue approaching Lewiston Rd from Fairview Rd here -- https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=73424264 -- at least twice, but a cache clear resolved that. (It was pronouncing "LOO-iss-tun" as "Luh-WEES-tun".))

Duly noted, but full disclosure we're still waiting for many pronunciation fixes to be implemented for many months so considering this is not a critical request it will likely be a while for a fix.

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