sketch wrote:Blah. LA-3021, which used to say ell eh thirty twenty one, now says "Louisiana (pause) thirty thirty one". I'm not happy about it.
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We need to discuss how we want these CAPITALIZED TWO LETTER
abbreviations for the entities names for the U.S. States, Districts, Territories, Possessions, and Canadian Provinces to be pronounced. (Refereed to in this post collectively as "XX
Should "XX" be pronounced as the entity name or always as just the two letters?
(In the past, some were spoken as letters and others were attempted to be pronounced as a word. We would never want "XX" to be spoken as a word other than the proper name of the entity.)
Do we want it uniform for the entire NA or different for every entity?
Examples such as this BGS exist to demonstrate why entity name to be pronounced in full for the "XX" abbreviations:
Do we want [XX<space>] different than [XX-] ?
Example: "LA<space> could say "Louisiana" and "LA-" could say the letters "L" & "A".
Again, would we want that to be uniform for the entire NA or custom for each entity?
We recently had two specific "XX" abbreviations that were found to be problematic and have been reverted back to their previous TTS without any further considerations of position or punctuation yet:
" needed to remain "Northeast
" instead of "Nebraska
" needed to remain "Farm to Market
" instead of the "Federated States of Micronesia
The entire list of these "XX" abbreviations need to be reviewed again to identify others that may also be problematic that we may have missed. (As mentioned before, I personally missed "NE" and "FM" when I reviewed them a couple years ago.)
These "XX" abbreviations start at around line 800 in the Big TTS Test List
After some initial discussion, we may want to move this discussion to its own topic.