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[mkgmap-dev] announced streets are wrong for abbreviated street names on nuvi

From charlie at cferrero.net charlie at cferrero.net on Mon Dec 20 05:54:02 GMT 2010

maning sambale (emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com) wrote:

> Not exactly an mkgmap issue, but I would like to point this out when
> mapping for OSM.  Using nuvi text-to-speech feature, some abbreviated
> street names are announced with some kind of default words.
> i. e.,
>  - "St. Thomas"  which should be "Saint Thomas" was announced as  
> "Street Thomas"
>  - "E. Rodriguez" which should be "Eulogio Rodriguez "was announced as
> "East Rodriguez"

And for this very reason the OSM mapping guidelines state that no  
abbreviations should be used in names.  :)


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