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 gettingthere » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:11 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
txemt wrote:I have confirmed, about 5 minutes ago, that Clle reads out as "call"

I thought we decided a while back to just spell out "Calle" as it's only a single character different.


Yes, I was involved in that thread and that was the recommendation for the USA. This is what we have done throughout San Diego. Although the abbreviation from the base map import in San Diego was Cll vs. Clle.

The recommendation for Spanish speaking countries that are using the Spanish TTS was to use C. But I don't know if that is actually parsed correctly.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gettingthere » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:41 pm

image619 wrote: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


I would recommend that you contact Waze support regarding this. I don't know that upas should be an abbreviation for underpass. They should be able to fix this in the English TTS.

www.waze.com/support

Also, thanks for your contributions to the map in San Diego.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gettingthere » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:43 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Do quotes still result in being backslash-escaped to \' and \" ? I haven't tried recently.


I don't know. I'll have to set a route to somewhere in downtown Tijuana and find out how it's pronounced in the TTS.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gettingthere » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:19 pm

May need to use a single or double quote around the street name so that Waze understands that it's not an abbreviation that needs to be expanded.

"N" St
or
'N' St

We just need to decide on a standard to use and ensure the TTS acts as we expect.

For example: in centro/downtown Tijuana Mexico, some streets are named with a letter. On the physical street signs, the letter is in double quotes.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:18 pm

Request to add (does not work currently)

C - Calle - The abbreviation would be the first word in the street name

We'll need to add a bunch of Spanish abbreviations since there are loads of streets in many states where the street name is in Spanish.

Pso - Paseo - confirmed working in TTS
Av - Avenue - confirmed working in TTS
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gerben » Wed May 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Well, if they implement a filter for #tts, maybe it is better to implement a dedicated tts input field.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gerben » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:06 pm

As TTS abbreviations are language dependant, I guess this one belongs in the US subforum indeed.

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

Postby gerben » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:09 am

In The Netherlands, N roads are pronounced correctly, so this should be possible (we do write those as Nxxx, so without a space).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby G_W1Z » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:06 pm

Sorry if this has been discussed/posted before.

I have looked over the standard suffix abbreviations page and am left with a question: should numbered street names which appear on signs as letters be named with a number? Example: 11th Ave in Springettsbury PA (York). In WME (Permalink) it is given the digit name instead of the lettering.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby floppyrod84 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:55 am

Didn't realise this thread was in a/the US subforum.
No worries I'll discuss this with the UK team.

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