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 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:25 pm

There is a restaurant named "Va de Vi". Unfortunately, Waze pronounces it as "Virginia de Vi". What's the best way of fixing? Could I put it in as "Va. de Vi" as the primary to aid pronunciation and put in "Va de Vi" as alternate name to enable search?

Unfortunately, unlike road segments, there is no "voice" button next to it to test. So I have to wait for a tile update AND drive over there to test....
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby SirGadwall » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:53 pm

UR opened for incorrect pronunciation of Wicomico St.
Presently pronounced as "Wi Co Me Co"
Correct pronunciation "Why Co Me Co"

PL: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=21895791
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby nzahn1 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:05 pm

ehcool68 wrote:Wiki pages....are both of the these wiki pages known to be correct, or, which one needs a revision?

When 'N', 'S', 'E', or 'W' should NOT be pronounced as compass directions,


The global abbreviations wiki https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Abbreviations_and_acronyms has
enclose the letter in single quotes.


The USA-specific wiki https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Abbreviations_and_acronyms/USA has
the letter should be followed with a . (period)

When in doubt, use the USA version if you live in the USA. The international wiki has a longer revision process that can cause some inaccuracies to persist. Plus there could be differences in the TTS engine by country.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby ehcool68 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:53 pm

Wiki pages....are both of the these wiki pages known to be correct, or, which one needs a revision?

When 'N', 'S', 'E', or 'W' should NOT be pronounced as compass directions,


The global abbreviations wiki https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Abbreviations_and_acronyms has
enclose the letter in single quotes.


The USA-specific wiki https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Abbreviations_and_acronyms/USA has
the letter should be followed with a . (period)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby watchout4others » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:05 pm

UR complained
Street is pronounced yo-pon not ya-pin

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=7180090


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

Postby RealMrMonteCristo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:20 am

Jane pronounces the city of Ione, California like "I ohn E(E as if saying the letter e)".

It should be pounced like "eyeon" or "Ion"

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 367&zoom=3

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

Postby watchout4others » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:02 pm

I have a UR complaining:
you pronounce the name of the street Hulen not having its human not bother you have me looking for the wrong Street the name of the street that Hulen not Helen thank you

Here is the PL for the segment street name and UR
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=7170668

I personally also drive through the area and it sounds bad
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby TheGridExe » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:06 pm

I double checked the wiki and noticed I have a street in Florida here with the abbreviation Cll for Calle and the WME editor pronounces it as Calle. However, I won't be able to test it in the app soon. I am replacing the street to Calle as it matches the County's GIS and Property Appraiser but I was wondering if Spanish abbreviations for streets (Calle, Avenida, etc.) were supported in the app? It's fairly common to see these street names in Florida.
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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.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=6329768
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