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 CBenson » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:00 am

Penn is still spoken as Pennsylvania.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:46 pm

jasonh300 wrote:
txemt wrote:
taddison1 wrote:I had a couple of odd abbreviation behaviors today:

- In this street name: to Downtown / Cesar Chavez N, the "N" at the end was pronounced as the letter N instead of "North". Any idea what could cause that, seeing as the N is not in quotes?
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I've just gotten a report about this today where the "N" was reading as "en" and not "north." It is unknown if the other directional letters are doing the same thing or not.


There's a whole thread about this somewhere. It seems to be when roads have unconventional names. Such as US-11E N or Cesar Chavez N. If it was Cesar Chavez Dr N, it probably wouldn't do it.

Here's a report that it is doing it after "Pkwy."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:02 pm

I'm not sure I've ever seen that page before. What is the providence of this:
For example: California would be abbreviated to C.A. not CA and Victoria to VIC.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:44 pm

I agree with sketch, the segment should be unnamed.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:23 pm

I had thought that "St." at the beginning of a name was voiced as "Saint." But this segment is currently spoken as "Street Stephens Church Road" for me.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:37 pm

sketch wrote:This has been reported in a few places around the forums. There's been some kind of bug propagating over the past couple months where "N" is not pronounced "north" after certain words — "Pkwy" and "Expy", for example, and I think perhaps in "Cesar Chavez N" as well.

I have reported this in the past for "Pkwy." However, this morning waze gave me correct directions of "Parkway South" for "Pkwy S"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:41 pm

sketch wrote:
CBenson wrote:I had thought that "St." at the beginning of a name was voiced as "Saint." But this segment is currently spoken as "Street Stephens Church Road" for me.

Possibly because of the period? We have "St Claude Ave" here and it's always said "Saint", at least as far as I know. I go there relatively often.

I still get "Street Stephens Church Road" here without the period. (with Samantha)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:48 pm

sketch wrote:I've only ever heard it reported for "N". So, "parkway n", but "parkway south", "parkway east", and "parkway west".

I could have sworn I got "Parkway ess" before, but looking back I see I only reported "Parkway enn." You could be correct that this is only a problem for "N." I'll see what happens if I go north.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:32 pm

Okay, the timeline: The road was named "St. Stephens Church Rd" For quite some time it was pronounced "Saint Stephens Church Road." Then some time in the past few months it started being pronounced for me as "Street Stephens Church Road." So I edited it to try "St Stephens Church Rd" which is currently pronounced for me as "Street Stephens Church Road."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:42 am

Yes. I've cleared the cache.
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