Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Turn right onto Grossmoahbogen

We rented a car this week-end, and for a lark, I took my satnav with me for the drive home and switched the voice to English—I wanted to see how it would mangle the street names.

To my surprise, it did a fair job of it; I imagine, therefore, that the voices aren't really reading the spelling but that a pronunciation is stored along with each street name (as a list of phonemes or some such) and that the voices read out those.

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