Change the GPS navigation voice

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    Has anyone heard of a way to change the GPS navigation voice? I have been looking around for updates, widgets, or programing changes to do this but have not found anything.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    As of right now, it is just the one default voice. No way to change it at the moment.
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    Thanks, that will save me from wasting more time searching for an answer.
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    The voice navi is nice, but seriously...

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    I feel like I'm listening to Max Headroom's sister.
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    It's the same "woman" who announces who is calling me on my land line at home. And while it's flattering to know that she finds me so fascinating that she's following me around to help me navigate, I wonder (a) how she can announce phone numbers at home when we're out and (b) what my wife thinks about this.
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    More Stephen Hawking's sister IMO. Max Headroom spoke in sampled sound bites (that stuttered and repeated). Google Nav clearly uses text-to-speech synthesis.
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    The synthesis is obvious here in Phoenix where there are a lot of hispanic names.

    For example, the voice navi told me to turn left on Estrella Parkway. That's pronounced ES-TRAY-YAH. Not ES-TRELL-UH. Estrella is the spanish word for "star". The phone should know that, it supports Spanish as one of the six languages it does.

    My Spanish teacher would have me in detention for fifty years for pronouncing like the Droid navi chick.
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    it pronounces it the way it's spelled pretty much.

    if you didn't know spanish i'm sure you'd pronounce it the same. over I went over to Pleasanton it's pronounced PLEH-SEN-TON but the Droid pronounced it PLEE-EH-SEN-TON. Threw me off and almost missed my exit, but i can see why it does that
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    I changed the accent to english instead of american and I like it better. I think it's easier to understand.
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    agreed.

    it also seems to talk slower as well
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    I switched too, but she has some problems with abbreviations. She calls "Dr" (drive) "doctor" and "CT" (connecticut) "court".
    She's STILL better than Microsoft Samantha.
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    Where did you do the voice change?
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    Settings > text to speech > language.
    They have US English, UK English, and a few other languages like French, Spanish, German, Italian...
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    Thanks for the hint
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    Yep sounds better! Thanks guys!
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    She pronounces Chattanooga (TN) "Chattanooj". I got a kick out of that.
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