The first batch of TTS abbreviation tests from yesterday's map updates have been tested.
This completed a third more of the 700 abbreviations to be tested.
As a summary of the results with this batch, it was learned that the letters of the alphabet can be represented in nearly every combination of upper and lower case, with and without any puncutaion and they will be promounced as letters.
The letters N, E, S, and W are the exceptions, however a particular combination of puncution will allow them to be promounced as letters instead of the cardnial directions of North, East, South and West. This will allow names such as "North N Street".
Since I did not correctly indentify which test segment in the rig produced which results, I will need to retest them in the field. Jenncard as confirmed this too with her test rig, and may have the answer tomorrow.
Unfortuneatly, no two letter abbreviations could be idendified for the states and provinces, territories, etc., in North America, except for "Ny" for New York. ("NY" says "en wye") We will have to petition Waze to add these.
Curiously while various capitalization and puncutuation combinations could not pronounce the states, they did impact how the two letter abbreviations where either pronounced as word or as letters. More details as the test segments are retested.
Unfortuneatly, several popular abbreviations failed, such as for Martin Luther King, Saint, and Senior. Positional tests for Saint are in the test rig, but will not be available until the next map update.
A few other abbreviations suggested by CBenson from the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" were recognized.
Jenncard has many of the remaining third to be tested in her rig, plus a number of additional tests which we will merge once we have time to test them and compare our results.
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AM: NW OH, NE IN, SE MI
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