Jack and Jill voice updates

 

Just seen these updates on Garmin sight.Any ideas what the change improves on?Could not find any info for clarification. grin

Voice, American English-Jack (TTS) Ver. 1.40 as of Jan 02, 2008 Download
Voice, American English-Jill (TTS) Ver. 1.90 as of Jan 02, 2008 Download

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.
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The change log say modified

The change log say modified for future models

It is a download for my c340

It is a download for my c340 listed under software update.Do you have a link for that info?

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Yeah there on there for the

Yeah there on there for the nuvi 350 also

WebUpdate found them...

WebUpdate found a whole crap-load of updated TTS files.

Time to play... smile

Just wondering what the

Just wondering what the improvement is?I like the old Jill and Jack?

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I dont think there is much

I dont think there is much of a change webupdater just says "Made compatibility changes for future garmin products"

I hooked the gps up to the

I hooked the gps up to the computer and ran the web updater and it downloaded it as a update.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

they show up on mine as

they show up on mine as updates also but in the changes section it just says the compatibility changes thingy. what ever that is is anyones guess?

I use jack cuz I can hear it better than the female voices. I did a little sim route i didnt notice any thing???

I will give it a try Wed and

I will give it a try Wed and see if I notice anything different.Sometimes Jill does stumble on some streets.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I've compared

I updated all the English speakers and auditioned a few yesterday for changes. Jill still stumbles on my local street names - I couldn't tell any difference. Karen is still the best TTS voice in my opinion.

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Nüvi 760 since Xmas.

Karen is my fave too

You know she's a real person with her own web site: http://www.karenjacobsen.com/

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Karen

My favorite too, especially after seeing her web site. I'll run an inkjet of her pic and tape it in the window as I'm driving.

Wow!

kch50428 wrote:

You know she's a real person with her own web site: http://www.karenjacobsen.com/

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c330/530 "Hurry up and wait." "If you can read this, thank a teacher. And since it`s in English, thank a soldier."

She is on my space too

myspace.com/karenjacobsen

A face for Karen

Thanks kch50428

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Nüvi 760 since Xmas.

What are the differences?

So has anyone found any differences/benefits of the voice updates?

Jack and Jill voice updates

Hi,

Can someone post the url, I cannot find it on the Garmin website.

Thanks,

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Alan-Garmin c340

post the url

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?produ...

If you use the Garmin WebUpdater it will find it for you.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

GPS for URL..??

alanrobin1 wrote:

Hi,

Can someone post the url, I cannot find it on the Garmin website.

Thanks,

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00...

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Nuvi 260 Nuvi 295W

URL

Thanks,

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Alan-Garmin c340

Where Did ..............

the information come from that she is the same Karen? I'm not saying that isn't her, just wondered about the info. Maybe we could locate the others too.

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Garmin 660

I posted it...

Robert660 wrote:

Where did....the information come from that she is the same Karen? I'm not saying that isn't her, just wondered about the info. Maybe we could locate the others too.

here http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5960 when I first learned it, and it's sourced and attributed. smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

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Keith has been stalking Karen for a while now.

: )

Jill

If you guys know who karen is than where can I find Jill???

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a couple a harleys and a c340

not quite...

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Keith has been stalking Karen for a while now.

: )

Admiring from afar is more like it wink

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

I just got my GPS yesterday

I just got my GPS yesterday and I went to Garmin's website to add Jack's voice but for some reason i get an error message each time, so i just gave up...any suggestions?

What unit?

What model did you get? Does it support TTS?

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

Thanks.

I will update mine.

enlarge on your problem

gold_1639@yahoo.com wrote:

I just got my GPS yesterday and I went to Garmin's website to add Jack's voice but for some reason i get an error message each time, so i just gave up...any suggestions?

You might want to list the steps you took to arrive at the error message...
downloaded webupdater program,then...etc.

including the model you got.

FWIW I was able to update my C340 an hour ago without a problem. I updated 6 of the voice files.

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John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

The update did work. It

The update did work. It pronounced a street in my area which it had trouble with and got it right this time.

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Garnin Nuvi 350

Jill and Karen

All right, all right, y'all win. wink

I've switched from Jill to Karen, and will try her for a while. But if she starts calling the state highways around here "Western Australia Highway," I'm switching back. mrgreen

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nüvi 750 & 760

Did the same

I downloaded the newer version. Curiosity prompted me to try Karen. Oh, Keith, don't get jealous, just her voice. After a short while, I switched back to Jack's voice. I don't care much for Jill's synthetic voice, especially her way of saying "Country Club Road" as "count-ree club and "Doris Ave." as "doe-reece" Ave. Jack's voice is bit more human like.

Female voices

In an noisier environment like a car, it seems that a female like Jill cuts though the noise better than a male voice like Jack... what a curse we men must bear.

yes dear, coming dear.

Sorry, I must go. I just downloaded the new Jack and Jill (up in these hills of Tennessee) with Karen and will report back after the test... Yes dear I coming!

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Allan Barnett - Garmin nüvi 885T/765T/Pharos GPS (bluetooth) w/MS Maps on PPC

I'm experimenting...

... with Emily at the moment. I like her businesslike voice, and so far, better synthesis than Jill. I drive on a street regularly called "Kipling St" and Jill butchers it for some reason, while Emily and Karen handle it with no problem.

However, Karen and Emily have a habit of saying address numbers like 7254 as seven thousand, two hundred and fifty-four, rather than just saying seventy-two fifty-four like Jill does. Maybe it's just an Americanism, but I can't get used to the way the other girls do that.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

is my nuvi 200 out of the

is my nuvi 200 out of the question here guys???!

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Nuvi 200

Karen Issue

I tried the Karen voice and really liked it (just love that Australian accent), but it kept pronouncing Dr (as in Drive) as "doctor". Has anyone else experienced this?

Maybe the update fixes this.

Yup

rob3184 wrote:

is my nuvi 200 out of the question here guys???!

Yup.... need the 260 for TTS.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

Yes I have...

JDNick wrote:

I tried the Karen voice and really liked it (just love that Australian accent), but it kept pronouncing Dr (as in Drive) as "doctor". Has anyone else experienced this?

Maybe the update fixes this.

There are some other odd things like that. I put in the location of a car wash.... when Jill pilots me there she says that we are arriving at "Car Washington" I eliminated the space between the words and now she says it right.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

WA

JDNick wrote:

I tried the Karen voice and really liked it (just love that Australian accent), but it kept pronouncing Dr (as in Drive) as "doctor". Has anyone else experienced this?

Maybe the update fixes this.

As suspected, Karen pronounced "WA14 E" as "Western Australia fourteen east" instead of "Washington fourteen east."

I thought I had the latest update.

Oh, well....

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nüvi 750 & 760

Find Jill ?

y2kflhr wrote:

If you guys know who karen is than where can I find Jill???

I heard she is with Jack and they went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

:.)

Jack

JDNick wrote:

I tried the Karen voice and really liked it (just love that Australian accent), but it kept pronouncing Dr (as in Drive) as "doctor". Has anyone else experienced this?

Maybe the update fixes this.

When Jack is supposed to say Connector he says Connecticut. Because the text is abbreviated as Conn

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Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (wife uses nuvi 255w) (sold C330)

other english voices

i tried Karen & other Brittish voices and they all sound good, until they pronounce a street "Dr" for drive as Doctor
that's too funny - Garmin needs to fix this

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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

I rather like these quirks

marnoldi wrote:

i tried Karen & other Brittish voices and they all sound good, until they pronounce a street "Dr" for drive as Doctor
that's too funny - Garmin needs to fix this

I see them as a reminder that we're dealing with technology, and it's less than perfect...and I get a good laugh when when Karen sends me down what the text on-screen says is "George M Mills Civic Parkway" by voicing "George the 1000th Mills civic parkway"... smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Lucinda__.vpm

Dear Garmin,

Please create a voice by Lucinda Williams. She is my favorite wordsmith and vocalist.

BM

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Nüvi 760 since Xmas.

Question

My 340 GPS came with just Jill. Can I now download Jack and then Webupdate? What is the procedure for downloading Jack to my 340?
Chuck

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Whatever voices are available for use on your unit will show up in the second part of WebUpdater when you run it.

Not all voices are available for all units.

Voices

Are there programs available to create our own voices like we do with POI's, routes, splash screens, etc?

Just wondering. confused

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"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

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Garmin units do not currently support custom/celebrity voices for TTS voices.

You can create Custom audio alerts for your Custom POIs which can be whatever MP3 you desire.

And some people have been successful at editing the non-TTS voice file. There are a few threads here about doing it.

Check out ....

drbillk wrote:

Are there programs available to create our own voices like we do with POI's, routes, splash screens, etc?

Just wondering. confused

Although it's questionable if it's worth the time, there is a way to modify both TTS and non-TTS files (to some extent). See how at http://poiverifier.com

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

ReCALCulating... Jill is

ReCALCulating... Jill is annoying.

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Go Blackhawks
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