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 hmarian » Tue May 14, 2013 3:33 pm

I support jasonh300 and think it is not such a great suggestion.
Working with Waze to fix this is the way to go.

Hagay.

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

Postby image619 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:36 pm

I tried to browse the thread and didn't see an answer to this, but I apologize if I'm treading on covered ground.

Is there any way to force the client to not translate a road name? In San Diego, we have a road names Upas St, and the client calls in Underpass St. (according to a problem report).

Here it is, in case you're interested:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... ts=6989588
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby image619 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:53 pm

It is on Gizmoguy's spreadsheet, and listed as USPS standard abbreviation, so it's probably correct. However, it has an unwanted side effect in this case.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby imajica12345 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:04 pm

I live in Quebec and often we have streets with directions like east/west, but here it is spelled est/ouest. it pronounces the ouest as west which is fine, but it pronounces est as "Estate".

Something to eventually fix i assume
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:41 pm

I found that Waze is pronouncing the acronym "QEW" as "cue". This is incorrect. Also, contrary to the wiki, Waze pronounces "WB" as "westbound" properly.

I'm also looking to see if there is an appropriate abbreviation for "Line".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:48 am

Does TTS say "1st" "2nd" "3rd" et al as expected?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon May 07, 2012 11:48 pm

So it seems putting single quotes around a cardinal letter gets it to say the letter? what about multiple, capitalized letters put together? eg.
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'NEWS' Rd
would be North East West South Road or Enn Eee Doubleyou Ess Road?

edit: seems that uppercase anything produces the cardinal direction in your testing. boo-urns.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Tue May 08, 2012 8:56 pm

xteejx wrote:Actually, enclosing N/E/S/W in brackets also makes it say the directions.

Do the parenthesis insert spaces before and after the cardinal direction?

eg.

Hwy 900 (W) / Anytown

= "Highway nine hundred [pause] west [pause] anytown"

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

Postby invented » Wed May 09, 2012 11:56 pm

Confirmed that "3rd Street" comes out as "Third street"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:29 am

Waze still won't fix "QEW" to just say the letters. They don't have some kind of substitution power? Like when the software encounters "QEW" it feeds "cue eee double you" to the TTS engine?
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