1. cravani's Avatar
    Does anyone knows how to download voice guidance for Windows Maps, like was for HERE Maps? I can't find it anywhere, and HERE maps stoped work after last update.
    11-24-2015 10:37 AM
  2. msirapian's Avatar
    You can't. It uses your system vocal pack, and you can't switch to another language as we could do in HERE :/
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    11-24-2015 10:57 AM
  3. cravani's Avatar
    So as I'm from Brazil and Portuguese language isn't available yet, does it means I can't have voice guidance in Portuguese? It's a shame...

    Then I'll have to use English instead.

    Thanks for clarifying!
    11-24-2015 11:30 AM
  4. msirapian's Avatar
    If in voice packages you can't get what you need (Portuguese), then yes, you have to choose something else.

    Really stupid, because when I was in Finland this summer, we needed the GPS. My father-in-law is a Finn and doesn't speak French. My 535 (W10M) was only able to navigate in French, not in Finnish! Fortunately, Drive+ was working (and still is on my Lumias), so I downloaded the Finnish package and we used HERE.

    You can upvote the many suggestion in feedback app asking to add the voice selection as an option.
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    11-24-2015 11:43 AM
  5. cravani's Avatar
    But is there a way to change with or without street names announcing?
    11-24-2015 01:41 PM
  6. cravani's Avatar
    I've just made a test, defined a walking route and it spoke in Portuguese with street names!
    My system is in portuguese and region set to Brazil.

    Maybe the voice pack is included in map downloaded, in my case, some states of Brazil.
    11-24-2015 02:32 PM
  7. msirapian's Avatar
    Nope, it just means Portuguese is already on your system. Because when I'm in Finland, it still speaks in French. But it pronounces the local names correctly (and not like a French reading Finnish names as if they were French words lol)
    11-24-2015 03:59 PM
  8. TheMelonOfWater's Avatar
    My maps voice has a British accent for some reason and it drives me crazy, but at least the voice is in my language. It isn't very good at times though, it will literally say HWY-23 like "Highway dash twenty three". lol.
    11-25-2015 12:09 AM
  9. msirapian's Avatar
    That is because of the HERE data. I have the same issue, with HERE Maps (and MS Maps), in French

    Instead of saying "la rue d'Arcole", it will pronounce "la rue D Arcole". It pronounces "d'" or "l'" as the letter D or L (l).

    Totally stupid, I think it's a phonetic transcript fail. Already reported to HERE a year ago, but as usual with HERE, don't expect them to fix it.
    11-25-2015 09:44 AM
  10. cravani's Avatar
    That's odd, as mine pronounces very well the street names as well the directions, very similar to HERE.

    After paying some attention, I found out is the same voice used on WP 8.1 Search App.
    11-25-2015 09:50 AM
  11. msirapian's Avatar
    Yes, it's the same voice as on WP8.1, and same voice on HERE and Maps (and even the same sound for speed limits).

    Some say it's Cortana's voice, but we have Cortana in France for a year now, and it's still the stock MS voice for Maps.
    11-25-2015 11:04 AM

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