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

Postby invented » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:02 pm

I think it's pronouncing "(E)" as "Eee" again. -.-
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:55 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
invented wrote:I think it's pronouncing "(E)" as "Eee" again. -.-

Really? That'd be nice. I've been changing many to 'e' (and 'n', 'w' or 's') as that was the only option which worked. Where did you hear/see this?


Actually, sorry, it was a segment named "to Hwy 406 (S)" that was saying "Ess", which never used to have that problem. I'll try and drive it today to make sure I wasn't losing my mind. These days I usually have the sound off because I find it too overbearing.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:38 pm

Can someone try "RR" to see what happens? like RR-20.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:11 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
invented wrote:Can someone try "RR" to see what happens? like RR-20.


Do you mean "Rural Route" or "Rural Road" or something else?

Note we currently have "RR" in the list to test for "Rail Road".

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