TTS_Speech_Doctor


An orthophonist for your GPS. It allows you to modify the pronounciations for certains abbreviations or words.


Main Features


For now, the following abbreviations are supported:
  • Change "St" to "Street" instead of "Saint"
  • Change "FM" to "Farm Road" instead of "F-M"
  • Change "Dr" to "Drive" instead of "Doctor"
  • Change "SR" to "State Road" instead of "Stage Road" (Jack & Jill & Samantha only)
  • Change "Br" to "Business Route" instead of "Branch" (Jack & Jill & Samantha only)
  • Change "Cl" to "Clinic" instead of "Close" (Karen & Lee only)
  • Change "O" to "West" instead of "Oest" (Julie & Felix only)
  • Change "Boul." to "Boulevard" instead of "Boul+pause" (Julie & Felix only)
  • Change "HwY" to "Highway" instead of "H-W-Y" (Daniel & Emily only)
  • Change "AuT" to "Highway" instead of "A-U-T" (Daniel & Emily only, French countries)
  • Change "O" to "West" instead of "O" (Daniel & Emily only, French countries)
  • Change "Boul." to "Boulevard" instead of "Boul+pause" (Daniel & Emily only, French countries)
  • Change "Hov" to "H-O-V" instead of "Hove" (Jack & Jill & Samantha only)
  • Change "WA" to "Washington" instead of "W-A" (Karen & Lee only)
  • Change "Ct" and "Ct-" to "Connecticut" instead of "C-T" or "Court" (Jack & Jill & Samantha only)
  • Change "RM" to "Ranch Road" instead of "R-M"
  • Change "La" to "La" instead of "Lane" (All English voices)
  • Change "Eisenhower" to "I-zenhower" instead of "Eesenhower" (Karen & Lee only)
  • Change "Expwy" to "Expressway" (All English voices)
  • Change "Tr" to "Trail" instead of "Track" (All English voices)


Model Compatibility


TTSVoiceEditor has been tested on Garmin models:
  • Nuvi 7x0, 255W, 260, 3x0, 6x0, 8x0
  • Zumo
  • StreetPilot C550 and 2730.
  • StreetPilot C310, C340 and C510. Read this and that by Hornbyp.

It is NOT compabible with the following models:
  • Nuvi 250W (this model does not support TTS voice)
  • StreetPilot C320 (this model does not support TTS voice)

Screen Shots


Speech_Doc1.jpg

How-To

  • 1- Start TTS_Speech_Doctor.
  • 2- Open a VPM or RGN voice file (TTS type only)
  • 3- Check the changes you want to apply to your VPM. You may click items on more than one tab.
  • 4- Click "Patch & Save" to modify and save. This will overwrite the original file. Make sure to keep a backup of the original.
  • 5- Copy it back to your Garmin in the Garmin/Voice directory.

Download


Latest version: TTS_Speech_Doctor_v049.zip

Troubleshooting


Are you missing the required OCX file?

Win98
The message probably says "Missing TABCTL32N.OCX. Make a search for it on Google and put it in the same directory as TTS_Speech_Doctor. You can also take it from any WinXP machine in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.

WinXP
The message says "Missing TABCTL32.OCX. Make a search for it on Google and put it in the same directory as TTS_Speech_Doctor.

Win Vista
Still not sure. Try these 2 commands where the files are found on your computer.... Then, retry TTS_Speech_Doctor.

regsvr32 /u /s tabctl32.ocx
regsvr32 /s tabctl32.ocx

Revision History


v0.49
  • Improved the CT/CT- to Connecticut (Sam & Jack & Jill only)

v0.48
  • Added patch for "Tr" to say "Trail" instead of "Track" (All English voices).

v0.46
  • Added patch for "La" to say "La" instead of "Lane". Used in Spanish countries (All English voices)
  • Added patch to pronounce "Eisenhower" as "I-zenhower" instead of "Eesenhower" (Karen & Lee only)
  • Added patch for "Expwy" to say "Expressway" instead of "Expwy" (All English voices)

v0.45
  • Added patch for "RM" to say "Ranch Road" instead of "R-M" (All English languages)

v0.44
  • Added patch for "Ct" to say "Connecticut" instead of "Court" (Sam & Jack & Jill only)
  • Added other Jack & Jill patches to Samantha.

v0.43
  • Added patch for "WA" to say "Washington" instead of "W-A" (Karen & Lee only)
  • Included TABCTL32.OCX. Keep it in same directory as program. Otherwise, put it C:\windows\system32 for Win XP. For Vista, try to run as Admin.

v0.42
  • Bug correction from v0.40: "HWY" is "HwY" and "AUT" is "AuT". It should work now.

v0.41
  • Added patch for "HOV" to say "H-O-V" instead of "Hove" (Jack & Jill only)

v0.40
  • Splitted patches into voice tabs to simplify the selection.
  • Added patch for "AUT" to say "Highway" instead of "A-U-T" (Daniel & Emily only, French countries)
  • Added patch for "O" to say "West" instead of "O" (Daniel & Emily only, French countries)
  • Added patch for "Boul." to say "Boulevard" instead of "Boul+pause" (Daniel & Emily only, French countries)

v0.31
  • Added patch for "HWY" to say "Highway" instead of "H-W-Y" (Daniel & Emily only)

v0.30
  • Added patch for "Br" to say "Business Route" instead of "Branch" (Jack & Jill only)
  • Added patch for "Cl" to say "Clinic" instead of "Close" (Karen & Lee only)
  • Added patch for "O" to say "West" instead of "Oest" (Julie & Felix only)
  • Added patch for "Boul." to say "Boulevard" instead of "Boul+pause" (Julie & Felix only)

v0.20
  • first official release.