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 sketch » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:53 am

I'll try it too, if you need me. I have an iPhone.

Is there a thread for this somewhere I missed? :lol:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:20 am

PhantomSoul wrote:I'll try the new voice if you still need testers. iPhone here.


I'll add you to the list as well
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:56 am

I'll try the new voice if you still need testers. iPhone here.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:13 pm

qwaletee wrote:Android. Very old version if that matters (time for an upgrade!)


OK. I'll make sure you get added. Thanks for your interest.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:30 pm

Android. Very old version if that matters (time for an upgrade!)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:16 pm

qwaletee wrote:Sure, how do I activate it? For English, I only have Samantha and Tom... 4 Spanish, but only 2 English.


Let me know if you use iphone or android. (I might need your email)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:31 pm

orbitc wrote:Would anybody want to ßeta test new voice for US?

There is a new voice called: "Jane"

My initial impressions so far positive. It seems a bit faster than the default voice and seem more clearer. Would be useful those long directions on Hwy's in rather short segments.

Still there are issues with it. She read "Redman Ter" as Redmander. Also, few times it drag the word and read a little longer.


Sure, how do I activate it? For English, I only have Samantha and Tom... 4 Spanish, but only 2 English.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:52 pm

Would anybody want to ßeta test new voice for US?

There is a new voice called: "Jane"

My initial impressions so far positive. It seems a bit faster than the default voice and seem more clearer. Would be useful those long directions on Hwy's in rather short segments.

Still there are issues with it. She read "Redman Ter" as Redmander. Also, few times it drag the word and read a little longer.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:21 pm

Thortok2000 wrote:I've noticed sometimes when a weird voice is used with slightly different phrasing. I would assume that would be cached or non-server TTS of some kind. It usually doesn't include road names (sticking to stuff like 'turn left' instead of 'turn left at north pleasantburg drive') but very rarely does.

When Waze can't reach the server for TTS, it reverts to the last selected (or default) non-TTS voice as a fail-safe so you at least get some instruction. Usually this isn't too jarring, because the two default voice types are similar enough, although the non-TTS voice is a bit louder and sounds somewhat more excited. My most recent experience with this was not so, since the last non-TTS voice I had selected was Kevin Hart's Ride-Along. THAT was a surprise!

Here's another fun thing: "Sainte Anne St" is pronounced by the TTS voice such that it sounds a lot like "Satan Street". Yikes!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby OhioStMusicMan » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:04 pm

txemt wrote:I still want to hear Samuel L Jackson give directions---"I said take a mother f***in right"


When it reroutes to avoid traffic: "I'm tired of these motherf***in' cars on this motherf***in' road!"
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