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 bgodette » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:05 am

jenncard wrote:No. I think that it is actually "BJ Rd".

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

Postby bgodette » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:04 pm

jasonh300 wrote: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".

Didn't I already say Wanda is a French-Canadian Mexican?
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Re: Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze C

Postby bgodette » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:45 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:There have been situations were Waze has cached the TTS audio files for frequently used streets/ramps. Users had to manually delete these files to get the effects of new TTS rules. I don't remember the details, but just wanted to point that out if you see slightly different pronunciation in different cases. It could be the case or it could be cached data.

Entering cc@tts into waze's search will clear the tts cache.

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

Postby bgodette » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:36 pm

jasonh300 wrote:I thought that was the voice of Siri. Samantha doesn't sound like Siri at all.

Personally, I wish I could change them over to Jane Barbe.
Siri is definitely Nuance Samantha, the reason Waze sounds different is Waze is using a lower bit rate and resolution than Siri.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby bgodette » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:27 pm

qwaletee wrote:That page needs serious copyediting.
Go right ahead, and be sure to submit it to a new page or sandbox so others can review your work.
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Re: Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs

Postby bgodette » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:35 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:
dbraughlr wrote:There are prefixes like "I-" and "US-" don't get special pronunciation.
For all these that you propose, I would be fine with just the letters being pronounced.

Otherwise, what the harm is there in shortening them?
  • IRR-xxx → "Reservation Road".
  • ITR-xxx → "Tribal Road".

Are you proposing two possible options for "IRR-123" to be pronounced either
1. "Eye Are Are One Two Three"
or
2. "Reservation Road One Two Three"

Was there a desire not to have it say the whole thing, or were you just offering ideas to shorten it?
Perhaps the reasoning is much like with County Roads. The generic is just County Road even tho they may be signed or locally known as <Countyname> County Road ###.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby bgodette » Sat May 17, 2014 11:21 pm

mdavidsonjr wrote:How about the fm roads. Has that been fixed yet, still getting a few reports around houston on this one.


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FM #### is confirmed as saying Farm to Market, FM-#### likely does the same. If you're still getting reports, advise them to clear TTS cache by "navigating" to cc@tts in the app.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby bgodette » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:12 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:"Co" says "co" as in the word "cooperate"
"Cor" says "Corner"
"CR" says "County Road"
and now you have found that
"Cord" also says "County Road"

This will be added to the "Big List" and we will also add it the submission list to Waze for removal as an abbreviation.
Seems like Cord should be put into whatever the list is of "needs updating" so that it says Cord instead of County Road.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Bigbear3764 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:10 am

Chicagoans pronounce it Pull-as-kee


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

Postby bigtexun » Sat May 24, 2014 10:36 pm

So I'm getting very tired of hearing all of the Farm to Market roads called out as "Federated Micronesia"... Texas road names are weird, but in all fairness, it is impacting a lot of people that use waze.

In Texas
FM= Farm to Market (Farm to Market Road)
RR= Ranch Road
RM= Ranch to Market (Ranch to Market Road)

I see RM and RR used interchangeably on some roads, so it is not clear to me that both names aren't really the same.

In general it would be best not to expand abbreviations, just leave them as is.

But this Federated Micronesia stuff needs to stop, it has been going on for months.
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