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 » Tue May 20, 2014 4:01 am

Don't do that. The words won't wrap at all. Also, that kind of construction is usually pronounced wrong anyway (it sometimes says "slash" aloud, for example).


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

Postby sketch » Thu May 22, 2014 5:48 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Pkwy and Expy abbreviations with N after are also now working just fine. Here are three tests:

Expressway Exit
I-5 BUS N
Parkway N

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Postby sketch » Fri May 23, 2014 7:04 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
GizmoGuy411 wrote:"Nat" says "National"

This should be removed. It's not a good abbreviation and there are "Nat" streets in the US.

"Nat'l" should say "National". But yes, "Nat" should not. We really should be more careful with these.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Fri May 23, 2014 7:06 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Parkway N

This one said "Parkway Saint North", guessing that's "Pkwy St. N", and not "Pkwy N" as I believe we are trying to test?
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Re: US Regional Coordinators Resources

Postby sketch » Fri May 23, 2014 6:13 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:"Int'l." says "International"
"Intl" says "International"
"Intl." says "International" (not requested)

How about "Int'l" (apostrophe, no period)? That's the one I see used in real life. There's no reason to require a period there, and indeed a period is not really correct with this style of abbreviation.

"NE-123" says "Northwest 123"

I hope this is a typo!

"Neb" says "Nebraska" (old abbreviation)
"Penn" says "Pennsylvania" (to be discussed)
"Penn<space>" says "Pennsylvania" (to be discussed)
"Penn x" says "Penn x"

"Penn" should say "penn", but do we want "Penn." to say "Pennsylvania"? Similarly, "Neb" should say "neb", but "Neb." perhaps should say "Nebraska".

I was thinking of this — every time I see a state name on an exit sign, it's abbreviated the old-fashioned way, as in "Ala." for Alabama. I think this might be a better way of implementing abbreviations for state names. Two-letter codes can be used for other things besides states, but the old-style abbreviations would allow us to differentiate between abbreviations and other words using periods (since periods are improper in USPS abbreviations). We'd have to make/pick a list and stick with it, but there are a few accepted lists out there. I personally think this is the best way to go for standalone state names (i.e., it's fine to make "MD-3" say "Maryland three", but leave "MD" as "emm dee", and use "Md." instead for "Maryland" on its own).

"St" says "Street"
"St." says "Saint"
"Ste" says "Sainte" (as used in Canada and possibly elsewhere for Saint".
"Ste." says "Saint"

Today I heard "... Carondelet Street / Saint Charles Avenue" for "... Carondelet St / St Charles Ave". So, still positional. But I haven't cleared my TTS cache in a couple weeks.

edit But I did install a new beta version yesterday. I believe this clears the TTS cache — I'm reading through a log file I pulled off my phone last night, and it seems that nothing was in the cache for my drive last night, even turns I take every day.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sat May 24, 2014 8:11 am

Good to know. I wonder what, if any, is used on exit signs in neighboring states that serve Pennsylvania towns. (I'm used to the Bluebook legal citation manual, which uses "Penn." for Pennsylvania — the abbreviations are similar to, but not always the same as, the old postal and other abbreviations.)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sat May 24, 2014 11:08 pm

FM should have been fixed a few days ago. You may need to clear your TTS cache by navigating to "cc@tts" (without quotes).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Fri May 30, 2014 3:22 am

Yes.... it was decided at some point that "St" should be Street and "St." should be Saint, location independent. Unfortunately that was decided a very long time ago, nothing happened for a long time, and the time between submission and implementation was relatively short, not really giving us much time to prepare the maps for the change. So now I have a bunch of "Street Bernard" and "Street Claude" and "Street Roch" avenues — most of which I can't change quickly or efficiently because of that save error we get when trying to change street names with lots of associated address points.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:26 pm

PhantomSoul wrote:I'm not sure if this has been resolved yet or not, but I'm still getting the letter N pronounced as the letter N (instead of North) when it is the last word of a name and follows either the word Pkwy or Tpke, as in Garden State Pkwy N or New Jersey Tpke N. I have not seen this happen with S/South when used the same way.

Likewise after "Pkwy".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:56 am

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