sketch wrote:taddison1 wrote:jasonh300 wrote:What was the exact name of the expressway, as named on the Waze map? It's working fine at the expressway near me.
It's "N Central Expy".
Whatever this TTS problem is, it doesn't seem to be consistent. Most streets announce fine, there seem to be just a few that don't.
I haven't figured out if it's always the same streets that fail to announce the abbreviations correctly, or if it's just a random failure that can occur on any street. Unfortunately, the streets that I've heard fail are far from my house so I can't easily go and drive them again.
All the examples I saw with the "N" problem seem to be where Waze doesn't expect a "north", that is, wherever the N is not preceded by a street abbreviation or a numerical highway designation. So it didn't work on "Cesar Chavez N" or "I-35W N", while I assume it would work on "Cesar Chavez Dr N" or "I-35 N".
Was "N Central Expy" only a problem with the "expressway" portion, or with the north as well? I would expect N at the front to work for North; I take "N Causeway Blvd" all the time and it always works.
Maybe "Expwy" would work for expressway where "Expy" does not. "Expwy" is the preferred abbreviation under the MUTCD. "Expy" is a USPS abbreviation we chose to prefer because (1) it's shorter and (2) some states use it on their signs anyway.
jasonh300 wrote:Worked for me...TTS at 0:23
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9wkkfh1ao3yw1 ... .53.08.mov
(Look at all the illegal landmarks!)
jenncard wrote:Per The Chicago Manual of Style, the correct abbreviation for Doctor is "Dr." and Saint is "St." (just as Ph.D. and NOT PhD is the correct abbreviation for that which I seek)
banished wrote:bmitch3020 wrote:Label: Geo Wash Pkwy
TTS: George Washington Parkway.
Label: Geo. Wash. Pkwy = TTS: George Washington Pkwy
Rationale: "Wash" is not wholly uncommon word in street names.
AndyPoms wrote:Webs101 wrote:Est is east in Quebec. It's grating to hear Waze say "estate" all the time.
Isn't that because it's French? (i.e. Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest = North, South, East, West)
Wouldn't it just be easier to use N, S, E, W as the cardinal (compass) directions in Waze? And then you can change the language in the app to either Engilsh (and get North, South, East, West) or French (and get Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest) - I think, I'm not about to change my Waze to French as I may never get it back to English.
Alice2 wrote:I just discovered how TTS treats one of the exits and streets here. On printed maps, the street is written as UTSA Blvd. The Waze map has it as Utsa Blvd. It is supposed to be pronounced as 'you tea ess aaa' sounding out each letter. TTS tries to say the name as a word - "ootsa Blvd". The exit signs for this street have it as 'UTSA Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio', and TTS announces "ootsa Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio". I see in this thread that to be pronounced as letters, they should be written as lower case surrounded by single quotes. That would probably look awkward -- 'u' 't' 's' 'a' -- and unmanageable if you have to write it very many times. How should this be handled to get the right announcement?