I've already tried Navmii on my windows phone. I like it a lot but it doesn't do TTS (Spoken Street names) - as far as I can tell.
I've tried scout on my iPhone (a few years ago - overseas) . From memory, it did TTS but let itself down in late turn announcements. Also you can't purchase the software and I'm not interested in renting it.
Osmand only seems to work on Android so I'll have to go out and buy a cheap android phone tomorrow.
This is all so I can recommend OSM to others. For myself, when driving I use a garmin device with routable OSM maps from openmapchest and of course the garmins all have TTS. When walking I don't require TTS so any software is good enough.
> Le 17 août 2016 à 12:36, Nick Hocking <[hidden email]> a écrit :
> I've already tried Navmii on my windows phone. I like it a lot but it doesn't do TTS (Spoken Street names) - as far as I can tell.
Forgot mentioning it is sold as a premium feature. Sorry.
Could not try it.
p.s. I find spoken street names not so interesting. In Belgium (and
many countries around it) the street names are only indicated within
the street itself, so after you made the turn. It would be better if
the destination tags where spoken all the time, not only on
I have tried OsmAnd and Magic Earth on Android and Magic Earth on IOs and they seem to work well, althouth Magic Earth did some crazy routing. I will compare the same route on OsmAnd Magic Earth and Garmin (OSM maps) and OsmR to see if it is a data problem or routing issue.
I still haven't got Navmii to use TTS on Windows-phone but have contacted the vendor.
I tried Mapfactor on windows-phone but couldn't get TTS to work. - will try again tonight on windows-phone and android.
I've yet to find a product for Windows Phone that does TTS. Navmii does it only on Android and Ios. Maybe Scout does but it is not available in Australia.
OsmAnd (and the $8 upgrade OsmAnd+) is brilliant. The offline maps and offline Wikipedia POI's make this a must have item for all tourists. Once the developers put a 3d navigation screen in it, it will be ideal for all hire cars in the world.
Did anyone really investigate how bad using common phonetic rules PER
LANGUAGE on osm names?
For many names that should work I think, at least when the right
language is detected correctly.
That, on the other hand, could be hinted by using the corresponding
name:[lang] tags (name:de, name:en, ...), probably even when the main
language might be redundant.
This would be only semi-successful on English-language names, since
English has loan-words from virtually every other language on Earth, and
many of those words don't fit the general English phonetic rules.
On 08/22/2016 01:16 PM, Peter Wendorff wrote:
> Am 22.08.2016 um 19:21 schrieb Štefan Baebler:
>> Having TTS to hear the street names is very nice, but hearing them
>> correctly pronounced would be even better.
>> There was an attempt at it:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Phonetics >>
>> But AFAIK there was no outcome from that proposal.
> Did anyone really investigate how bad using common phonetic rules PER
> LANGUAGE on osm names?
> For many names that should work I think, at least when the right
> language is detected correctly.
> That, on the other hand, could be hinted by using the corresponding
> name:[lang] tags (name:de, name:en, ...), probably even when the main
> language might be redundant.
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