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I'm mystified how the synthesized speech works on these GPS's. If I put in the name of a street not originally in the map program the voice still knows how to say the street name. Anyone have any info on how this is accomplished?

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Nope, but it works the same

Nope, but it works the same way as other programs, such as cell phones, websites, etc where you have tts. I am guessing it works the same way.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

I'm stii mystified but am

I'm stii mystified but am amazed at how well text to speech works on these Garmin units.

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Yeah, works pretty darn

Yeah, works pretty darn well.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

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FREDL wrote:

Anyone have any info on how this is accomplished?

See http://www.nuance.com/automotive/ I believe these are the folk who supply the TTS engine to Garmin.

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Voices

The non TTS voices use about a hundred different sound files, (words or phrases) and are put together when appropriate. The TTS voices have thousands of sound files, and are put together when appropriate, I agree they do an amazing job, but I'm sure you've noticed quite a few mispronunciations. It is especially noticable in the West/SW where there are so many Spanish Street names. Also sometimes they kind of choke on a letter combination that is unusual.(Aussey Karen has a heck of a time with the rd combination in San Ardo)

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