FEATURE REQUEST: Characters abbreviation in ramp labels

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FEATURE REQUEST: Characters abbreviation in ramp labels

Postby lopaolo69 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:04 pm

We are thinking about a useful new feature of the client/editor.

We are trying to find a way to allow the use of the symbols in ramp labels.
For example we would add the airplane symbol to show the direction for the airport without writing "airport" in ramp label. And the TTS must read this character as "airport".
The UTF-8 character for this symbol is 0xE2 0x9C 0x88 and UTF-16 is 0x2708.

For example: write the ramp label in Wme like > /'2708 and the client says "direction airport" and the ramp text label shown is >+ where + is the airplane symbol.

Using /'2708 we can instruct TTS to read it as "airport".
How we can istruct Waze client to show the airplane in place of /'2708 ?
Is there any guy working in Waze client developer group?

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Characters abbreviation in road labels

Postby Riamus » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:21 pm

I would find this to look very odd to see a direction that says something like Yuba ✈ or Antrim County ✈ . I guess it's okay, but I'd still think it looks odd. I'm fine with symbols showing on the map itself, but in directions, I'd rather see the text. I know you probably want to shorten long labels, but I don't think this is really the best option. Just my personal preference, though. Especially when you're talking about street names. It would look really odd to see "Turn right on Yuba ✈ Rd." or "Turn left on Antrim County ✈ St." (made up street names). Landmark labels may be fine, but not streets or directions.
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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Characters abbreviation in road labels

Postby lopaolo69 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:49 pm

I mean I would like the symbol on the ramps... not on the standard roads like street, primary, minor, major or freeway.

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Characters abbreviation in ramp labels

Postby Riamus » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Even there, you'd see it in the street name in the directions, which I think will just be very odd.
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