pmnarsapur wrote:Hi All,
1. Abbrevation pronunciation for Indian streets on Waze App:
Many streets in India have some abbrevations that the Waze App doesn't pronunce correctly.
a. "Dr." is pronunced as "Drive" (Which is right according to the TTS wiki), however in India its actually referred to as "Doctor", as in "Dr. Ambedkar Rd" or "Dr. Kelkar. Rd."
In this instance, ideal naming should be "Doctor Ambedkar Rd"
pmnarsapur wrote:b. Few of the roads in Pune (haven't checked in other places) have "Marg" at their end, kindof meaning a path. However, Waze app pronunces this as "Marginal" or something of that sort. "Marg" is nowhere mentioned in the TTS Wiki as well.
My question is what should be the ideal way of naming the streets in such cases? Should they be corrected according to the way Waze pronunces it and keep the original name in "Alternate name" fields? Or is there any other way.
As long as we don't have a dedicated Hindi TTS, this cannot be corrected. Moreover, as Hindi is not the only language spoken in India, we have a profusion of names all across the country from Marg in the North to Salai and Theru in the South, to name a few. The best solution is to replace "Marg" with "St."
pmnarsapur wrote:For Ex. Street going from Pune to Satara be named as "Pune - Satara Hwy (SH 84)" and street going from Satara to Pune be named as "Satara - Pune Hwy (SH 84)"?
What you have stated is the correct method Puneet. Moreover, please use MH-SH-84, while naming.
To summarize, Waze faces and will face, a number of challenges, which are unique to India. It is our task to overcome these challenges, and to adapt Waze in the best possible manner.