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 jasonh300 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:48 pm

LittlestLou wrote:Gizmo,
I already sent you a PM but since this is an issue of potential public interest I will follow up on the forum too. I can confirm that while the TTS for CONST ZN worked previously, it no longer does. I am not sure how to send the TTS file. I will search around the wiki, etc. but if you can point me in the right direction, that would be helpful. I need very basic step-by-step instructions...unfortunately. :oops:
Thanks,
LL (and yes, I have a Droid 4)


I've never heard CONST ZN work properly on the iPhone, but I don't think I had ever driven into one prior to a few months ago when some major construction started locally and I started using the labeling and then deliberately driving it to keep up with the street closures.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:49 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:Cord is what I will be wrapping around my neck if we go a second month with no map updates in NA.


A second month??? We're almost 3/4 of the way through the second month!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:04 pm

No. Cord was an automobile produced in Indiana back in the 1930s.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:40 am

invented wrote:Waze still won't fix "QEW" to just say the letters. They don't have some kind of substitution power? Like when the software encounters "QEW" it feeds "cue eee double you" to the TTS engine?


Did you send it to support? They should be able to do an exception for that.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:49 pm

Should be pretty simple to fix if the N and the 3 don't have a space between them. (do they?)

Send a request to support via nanorep on the support page.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:55 am

harling wrote:Here's a TTS issue that I noticed the other day.

We have a "Summer St" in town. TTS correctly pronounces it "summer street". Off of that street is a court, named "Summer St Ct". TTS pronounces it as "summer saint court". Wait, what?



We have a "State Street Dr", which is an extension of State St in a different neighborhood. But the "Street" is always spelled out in "State Street Dr". I think there are other streets in that neighborhood that are the same way.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:09 pm

BrianCanFixIT wrote:I've just encountered a sign with "Drwy" for Driveway. so I guess the other permutation for this would also be valid: drwy, drway.


Was it a parking lot? I want to see a link to this.

I remember when I was about 8, and my dad taught me to how to operate a car, I had a hard time understanding why we put the car in Park when we're in the Driveway, but the car is in Drive when we're on the Parkway.

Fortunately, I learned to drive a stick-shift when I was about 11. :lol:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:38 pm

How about "Int'l"?
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:36 am

I think the idea is to test and figure out which abbreviations aren't pronounced properly and then get Waze to fix them.

If Waze pronounces "Main St" - "Main Saint", we aren't going to start spelling it "Main Str" to get it to work. TTS needs to work with the standardized abbreviations.

So if you think something is being pronounced strangely, post it here, GizmoGuy will put it into his test rig, and he'll spend the weekend following the next map update driving around a cow pasture listening to TTS and determining which ones need to be reported.


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

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Not sure if anyone else confirmed this, but last night, I found that St. is pronounced as "Saint". This was in "Bay St. Louis". I don't know whether it's the positioning or the period that makes it work. It pronounces Louis "Lou-ee", but that's another issue.

Sketch pointed out yesterday in another thread that "Iberville" is pronounced "d'Iberville", which is surprising. We pronounce the street "EYE-ber-vil" whereas d'Iberville, like the town in Mississippi, is usually pronounced "dee-IHB-er-vil".
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