Alice2 wrote:I just discovered how TTS treats one of the exits and streets here. On printed maps, the street is written as UTSA Blvd. The Waze map has it as Utsa Blvd. It is supposed to be pronounced as 'you tea ess aaa' sounding out each letter. TTS tries to say the name as a word - "ootsa Blvd". The exit signs for this street have it as 'UTSA Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio', and TTS announces "ootsa Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio". I see in this thread that to be pronounced as letters, they should be written as lower case surrounded by single quotes. That would probably look awkward -- 'u' 't' 's' 'a' -- and unmanageable if you have to write it very many times. How should this be handled to get the right announcement?
I don't think it's saying you're supposed to use lower case in quotes, just that that style will produce the desired result. It may prove valuable if Waze provides us with a TTS override field at a later date. But for now I don't think there's a way to get it to work; even leaving spaces in between the letters might get you a "south" where you don't want it.
On a related note, one of my job sites has the acronym OSUM, and that's how I entered it in my favorites list. At some point recently, Waze began announcing "Arriving at Awesome" as soon as I pull into the parking lot. Which is awesome.