Freeway Exit Naming

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Freeway Exit Naming

Postby Nagamasa » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:13 am

Hey,

Just a question for everyone--what do you prefer hearing/ seeing?

So it seems like Nova Scotia sometimes does their "split" exits in either alphabetical order, or by cardinal direction (Exit 00[ABCDEFGH...], or Exit 00[NWSE])

Now in the latter case, do we want TTS to say "Exit 16 East" or "Exit 16Eee" ? If we want the former, we would have to be naming them "Exit 16 E :..." with an extra space between the number and the cardinal, and the cardinal and the colon
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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby doctorkb » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:15 am

The standard is the order they appear on the big green sign, from left to right.
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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby Nagamasa » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:20 am

doctorkb, unfortunately that wasn't what I was asking.

I'm referring to the exit number itself:
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The the letters themselves are implicit cardinal directions--do we want to hear "Exit thirteen north" or "Exit thirteen enn"?
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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby doctorkb » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:22 am

If it is about cardinals, use a space for it to read the cardinal, but if it is about having multiple exits under same number (eg, a,b,c) then don't use a space.
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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby hmarian » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:30 am

I agree with @doctorkb.
If yo listen to this segment TTS you will hear that the no-space sounds well and since it match the BGS there is no question here in what to use.

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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby Nagamasa » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:35 am

I agree as well--hence I'm asking to confirm a deviation from our standard naming practice to support the pronunciation of the cardinal direction.
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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby hmarian » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:10 am

This is not a deviation.
Matching the BGS is always first priority.
Am I missing something?

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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby Nagamasa » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:12 am

If you interpret is as alphabetical suffix 'W' 'E' 'S' 'N', then it does differ. (There are some that are A and B), otherwise, I suppose it is the same.

Perhaps I'm the one overthinking?
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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby hmarian » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:19 am

To me it doesn't matter if it says A B or C or N E or S.
It need to match the BGS.
If the sign is saying "Exit 13N: Hwy 118 N / Truro / Airport" I believe that TTS will us 'an' for the letter N and not 'North'.
If you share a PL for the BGS example you sent it will be useful.

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Re: Freeway Exit Naming

Postby Nagamasa » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:26 am

Here's the PL for the previously pictured link:
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