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 » 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 Bigbear3764 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:01 am

Mispronunciation of Busse
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Should be pronounced Buss-ee

Mispronunciation of Ela
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Should be pronounced E-La
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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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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Binky71 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:29 am

SIAP, but the abbreviation "Gd" for "Grand" is used quite a bit on Michigan highway signs. Any chance of adding this to the abbreviation list? For instance, "Gd" is used sometimes (but not always) for Grand Rapids and Grand River.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Binky71 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:43 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:(Do the) The signs actually read "Gd Rapids" and "Gd River"? Either way, I don't see a good reason why we should abbreviate it. It's not like it takes up a lot of screen space to spell out Grand vs Gd and who knows if/when Waze will ever update the abbreviations list. It's better to have it read it out loud correctly than have the text match the sign 100%, IMO.


The point is well taken. The signs often do say "Gd" instead of "Grand". I've been putting them in as Grand. But if we want them to match the signs, then we should eventually make the change.
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