Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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Re: state abbreviations

Postby dbraughlr » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:34 pm

sketch wrote:BGSes usually use the old-fashioned abbreviations, and I think it'd be nice to include those, with periods only, as TTS abbreviations – for example Ala. for Alabama, La. for Louisiana, Calif. for California, Penna. and/or Pa. for Pennsylvania, and so forth.

Having the period is good. I couldn't say what is usual, though. I've not seen Conn that I recall. So I think CT is the usual. NY, DC, NJ, and NC, are prevalent.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dctdye » Wed May 29, 2013 8:14 pm

I'm assuming this is a known bug/naming problem with the spacing but today i was told to stay right onto us-280 instead of U.S. I *think* it was this ramp:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat ... nts=956781
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dctdye » Wed May 29, 2013 8:24 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
dctdye wrote:I'm assuming this is a known bug/naming problem with the spacing but today i was told to stay right onto us-280 instead of U.S. I *think* it was this ramp:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat ... nts=956781

You need to have spaces on both sides of the slash characters, per the naming guidelines.

Figured it was something simple like that. That's hopefully fixed now. Thanks :D
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dctdye » Wed May 29, 2013 8:33 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
dctdye wrote:Figured it was something simple like that. That's hopefully fixed now. Thanks :D

I noted others in the area, too. You'll probably be going around fixing a bunch now?

Later today or tomorrow. Ah, the editing never ends. Also, hopefully they are all level 3 or below segments.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dknight212 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:15 am

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

Postby dknight212 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:30 pm

Not very clever!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dmcconachie » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:38 pm

In my humble opinion, "N St" should be "North St". In this case it's the name not a prefix or suffix!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dmcconachie » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:01 am

You can find the engine being used in the preferences file. One of our users (Xteejx) located it and tried sending commands manually but it didn't even adjust for "St" as "Street". Waze is clearly intervening in the command before it is sent to the engine!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dmcconachie » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:43 pm

Sounds like everything is there. I don't see why you wouldn't add an extra field to override the TTS. Default (grey out the field) to the street name but allow overrides!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby doctorkb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:45 am

taddison1 wrote:A street near me, called "Ira E Woods" was/is being pronounced "Ira East Woods". The "E" is a middle initial, not a direction, so it needs to say "eee" instead of "East".

I looked at the spreadsheet, and it seems to suggest that adding a period after the E would cause it to say "eee", but then there's an accompanying note that says "n/a See East" which seemed contradictory.

Regardless, I recently added the the period, but last time I drove there it still said "East". Should this have worked? Do I just need to clear my tts cache and try again? If it makes a difference, I'm on IOS, not Android.

Perhaps the answer is already in this thread; I've skimmed through some of it but there are 53 pages so forgive me if I missed it :?

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