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last updated 1015 Thursday 7th February 2008

from Robin on 5th February 2008: New info from Alex at bottom of this page - under construction.

from Robin on 14th September 2005: as you can see below this is a very old page. Most of the work is the same now as it was ten years ago, when GPSS was released. A few sounds have been added - you may hear these being spoken by Robin in English if you run the GPSS demonstration and have not re-recorded all the sounds.

Some sounds have been changed:
$$$START.WAV = "this GPS software is given free to individuals as a means of promotion".
$LR.WAV = "speed trap"
SNOOPY.WAV = "Hello ! This software is unregistered. Why not get a key code ?" - speeded up 2x to sound funny :-)

Here are some new ones:
NEARDEST.WAV = "we are near our destination".
GPSSCOUK.WAV = "this software is from www.gpss.co.uk"
SNOOPY2.WAV = "hello !" - speeded up 2x to sound funny :-)
GEOCINFO.WAV = "geocaching is a GPS treasure hunting hobby"
HITHELP.WAV = "click on the low right icon to get help - but if you touch anything it will interfere with the demonstration"
#SPEEDTR.WAV = "speed trap ! watch your speed !"
SPEEDLIM.WAV = "speed limit is ..."

Please tell me if you find some that I have missed.
* below marks sounds that have changed. e.g. $$$START.WAV

GPSS Sounds

Updated 0800 Friday 7th July 2000 UK Time

See below for the extra 10 sounds in v4.93

The following information is to help those of you who are re-recording GPSS sounds, in .WAV files, to make GPSS speak another language.

e.g. GPSS speaks the number 3 by playing the file 3.WAV which contains the English sound "three". To make GPSS speak German, 3.WAV must be re-recorded to "drie".

You do not need to re-record all the 247 sounds in the basic copy of GPSS. Many of the sounds are only needed in the UK (e.g. names of places) or to support more complex GPSS facilities (e.g. Inmarsat-C communications).

Robin has put the more important sounds first, below, so that GPSS will start to speak almost everything in the new language, even when you have only re-recorded some of the sounds. By the time you have recorded the first 100 sounds, all the important work will have been done.

How long will this take you ? If you get yourself well organised, it should not take more than about 1 minute to re-record each sound, including 'chopping off' the silent bit at start and end. So you might do it in 2 hours - but these jobs always take longer than expected :-)

Here are the sounds, with most important first:

Important sounds for startup, receiving GPS data, etc

GOODMORN.WAV=Good Morning !
GOODAFTE.WAV=Good Afternoon !
GOODEVEN.WAV=Good Evening !
HELLO.WAV= Hello !
$$$START.WAV=This free software does not have many maps or sounds *
NOTGPS.WAV=I am not receiving GPS data
GOTGPS.WAV=I am receiving GPS data !
LETMESHO.WAV=Let me show you something that I did earlier
CHAMAP.WAV=changing map to..
THEWORLD.WAV=..the World
OK.WAV=O K
HITHELP.WAV=Watch the demonstration to see what I can do,
  then hit the question mark key for help *
OKQUIET.WAV=OK I will be quiet
SUREEXIT.WAV=Are you sure you want to exit GPSS ?
GOODBYE.WAV=Goodbye !


Important sounds for W (Where Are We) response such as
We are..twenty..five..miles..west of..London..and..in..Sunninghill
We are..three..point..five..kilometres..north west of..Ascot
WEARE.WAV=we are
0.WAV=zero 1.WAV=one 2.WAV=two ...etc 20.WAV=twenty... 00.WAV=hundred
.. 300.WAV=three hundred.. 1000.WAV=one thousand
THOUSAND.WAV=thousand
(NOTE THAT ALL THE NUMBER SOUNDS SHOULD BE RE-RECORDED)
POINT.WAV=point
MILE.WAV=mile
MILES.WAV=miles
KILOMETR.WAV=kilometre
KILOMETS.WAV=kilometres
YARDS.WAV=yards
METRES.WAV=metres
NORTHOF.WAV=north of
NORTHEOF.WAV=north east of
EASTOF.WAV=east of
SOUTHEOF.WAV=south east of
SOUTHOF.WAV=south of
SOUTHWOF.WAV=south west of
WESTOF.WAV=west of
NORTHWOF.WAV=north west of
AND.WAV=and
IN.WAV=in


Important sounds for guidance to destination
Destination..3..miles..to our right..at your 3 o'clock
DESTINAT.WAV=destination
HOME.WAV=home
AHEADOFU.WAV=ahead of us
TOOURRIG.WAV=to our right
BEHINDUS.WAV=behind us
TOOURLEF.WAV=to our left
1C.WAV=at your 1 o'clock
2C.WAV=at your 2 o'clock
3C.WAV=at your 3 o'clock
4C.WAV=at your 4 o'clock
5C.WAV=at your 5 o'clock
6C.WAV=at your 6 o'clock
7C.WAV=at your 7 o'clock
8C.WAV=at your 8 o'clock
9C.WAV=at your 9 o'clock
10C.WAV=at your 10 o'clock
11C.WAV=at your 11 o'clock
12C.WAV=at your 12 o'clock


Important sounds for direction moving
NOTMOVE.WAV=not moving
MOVNORTH.WAV=moving north
MOVNEAST.WAV=moving north east
MOVEAST.WAV=moving east
MOVSEAST.WAV=moving south east
MOVSOUTH.WAV=moving south
MOVSWEST.WAV=moving south west
MOVWEST.WAV=moving west
MOVNWEST.WAV=moving north west



Important sounds for use of GPSS.EXE v4.8 and later.
moving south west at 45 kmph
Estimated time of Arrival is 10:35 in 55 seconds

AT.WAV="at"
MPH.WAV="miles per hour"
KMPH.WAV="kilometres per hour"
KNOTS.WAV="knots" (or "nautical miles per hour")
ETAIS.WAV="Expected Time of Arrival is"
HOURS.WAV="hours"
MINUTES.WAV="minutes"
SECONDS.WAV="seconds"


Important sounds for the Ascot demonstration
we are on.. Armitage Court
we are near..22 Armitage Court
the nearest..interesting place..is..
LONDON.WAV=London
SUNNINGH.WAV=Sunninghill
ASCOT.WAV=Ascot
WEARENEA.WAV=we are near..
#22ARMIT.WAV=22 Armitage Court
#BRIDGEO.WAV=bridge over railway and chemist
#ENTRANC.WAV=entrance to Armitage Court
WEAREON.WAV=we are on..
#ROBINSD.WAV=Robin's Drive
#ARMITAG.WAV=Armitage Court
#B3020SU.WAV=B3020 Sunninghill High Street
$SHR.WAV=hotel and restaurant
THENEARE.WAV=the nearest..
NEXTNEAR.WAV=the next nearest is...
IS.WAV=is
$LNTEH.WAV=interesting place
ON.WAV=on
ATTENTIO.WAV=Attention !
TURNLEFT.WAV=Turn Left !
TURNRIGH.WAV=Turn Right !
MOREINFO.WAV=more information is available
MORENOTA.WAV=I am sorry, but more information is not available


The following sounds are less important.
Many starting with $ will be found in GPSS.CAT
e.g. $LPOP.WAV=population centre
Some are not needed outside the UK.
Some are the numbers described above. e.g. 1.WAV 2.WAV etc.
Some are for demonstration, and should be in a different voice, such as a womans or girls. e.g. V$SEARCH.WAV=search !
Some are letters of the alphabet. e.g. A.WAV B.WAV ... Z.WAV
$ETAC.WAV MILTONKE.WAV $LNT.WAV $ERI.WAV $ERC.WAV $EFFHE.WAV ICANTFIN.WAV $E.WAV $FS.WAV $EFFLC.WAV $EP.WAV BASINGST.WAV 500.WAV $EC.WAV $ERF.WAV 400.WAV COLCHEST.WAV 17.WAV 700.WAV JOHNOGRO.WAV V$WAW.WAV 900.WAV NEWCASTL.WAV SOUTHAMP.WAV PENZANCE.WAV SUNNINGD.WAV CROWTHOR.WAV 200.WAV 600.WAV 19.WAV LANDSEND.WAV 15.WAV $ER.WAV 14.WAV SALISBUR.WAV 12.WAV OXFORD.WAV INVERNES.WAV STAINES.WAV 100.WAV 800.WAV CAMBRIDG.WAV 16.WAV SNOOPY.WAV LIVERPOO.WAV EXETER.WAV GLASGOW.WAV 13.WAV 11.WAV MANCHEST.WAV ABERDEEN.WAV BAGSHOT.WAV 90.WAV V$HOME.WAV V$ZOOM.WAV 70.WAV CARLISLE.WAV BIRMINGH.WAV 6.WAV TQ303796.WAV 40.WAV 18.WAV CARDIFF.WAV LEEDS.WAV READING.WAV BRACKNEL.WAV WEST.WAV BRIGHTON.WAV SWINDON.WAV LIMERICK.WAV 30.WAV LUTON.WAV BRISTOL.WAV DOVER.WAV YORK.WAV 80.WAV 20.WAV CAMBERLE.WAV V$INTRO.WAV V$INSTRU.WAV 50.WAV WINDSOR.WAV 9.WAV SLOUGH.WAV PEMBROKE.WAV WOKING.WAV PLYMOUTH.WAV 0.WAV GUILDFOR.WAV 7.WAV U.WAV S.WAV 8.WAV 60.WAV T.WAV 10.WAV 5.WAV B.WAV A.WAV 3.WAV 4.WAV 2.WAV 1.WAV $$$INTRO.WAV NEXTDEST.WAV V$EAT.WAV SHLPHOTO.WAV $FSE.WAV WENEARWP.WAV $FSQ.WAV V$FILLIN.WAV HEATHROW.WAV $FSUK.WAV $FSJ.WAV V$FIND.WAV $LBRUR.WAV $LR.WAV $LRF.WAV NORTHAMP.WAV V$MORE.WAV $LBROS.WAV RAC.WAV $S.WAV $LPT.WAV NORTHAM#.WAV $LPB.WAV BELFAST.WAV $JC.WAV $JR.WAV DEGREES.WAV THESOUTH.WAV PROBABLY.WAV LONDONBA.WAV NORTH.WAV W.WAV EAST.WAV X.WAV DUBLIN.WAV V.WAV H.WAV HAMPSHIR.WAV CORK.WAV Z.WAV OMAGH.WAV Y.WAV F.WAV K.WAV I.WAV Q.WAV O.WAV N.WAV J.WAV C.WAV L.WAV R.WAV P.WAV G.WAV E.WAV M.WAV D.WAV

Sounds added to v4.93 July Baseline

These sounds were added in the voice of the driver (e.g. Michelle) :
V$POP.WAV = "Population Centre" (selecting Population Centres)
V$ASC.WAV = "A... S... C... Search" (searching for Ascot)
V$ZOOMIN.WAV = "Zoom in" ( X key )
V$ZOOM.WAV = "Zoom Out" (re-recording of zoom)
V$DEST.WAV = "Destination" (make Ascot the destination)
V$SEARCH.WAV = "Search" (search for next nearest place)

These sounds was added in voice of GPSS (e.g. Robin)
ARMITAGE.WAV = "Armitage Court"
BERKSHIR.WAV = "Berkshire"
GASWORKS.WAV = "Gasworks"
#THEBERY.WAV = "The Berysted Hotel"

Note that GPSS.TXT (previously GPSS.HLP) was also updated, for the online help.

New ! Pocket PC sounds from Alex in Corfu...

Here is the list from Alex's spreadsheet. This page is under construction. Many Thanks to Alex - on Partners and Pocket PC pages. Any errors below are probably Robin's fault :-)

#22ARMIT.WAV = "22 Armitage Court"
$22ARMIT.WAV = "22 Armitage Court, home of the GPS Software!"
$E.WAV = "Eating Place.WAV = "Eetplaats.WAV = "Estiatorio"
$EC.WAV = "Coffeeshop"
$EP.WAV = "Public House"
$ER.WAV = "Restaurant"
$ERC.WAV = "Chinese Reastaurant"
$ERF.WAV = "Fish Restaurant"
$ERI.WAV = "Indian Restaurant"
$ERIT.WAV = "Italian Restaurant"
$ETAC.WAV = "Chinese takeaway food"
$FS.WAV = "Filling Station.WAV = "Tankstation"
$FSB.WAV = "BP filling station"
$FSE.WAV = "ESSO filling station"
$FSJ.WAV = "JET filling station"
$FSQ.WAV = "Q8 filling station"
$FSS.WAV = "Shell filling station"
$FSUK.WAV = "UK filling station"
$JC.WAV = "Crossroads"
$JR.WAV = "Roundabout"
$LBR.WAV = "Bridge"
$LBROS.WAV = "Bridge over stream"
$LBRUR.WAV = "Bridge under railway"
$LGEO.WAV = "Geocache"
$LGPSS.WAV = "GPS Software user"
$LC.WAV = "Church"
$LNR.WAV = "Nature reserve"
$LNT.WAV = "National Trust site"
$LNTEH.WAV = "Interesting place.WAV = "Bezienswaardigheid"
$LPB.WAV = "Post box"
$LPOP.WAV = "Population centre.WAV = "Stad of dorp"
$LPT.WAV = "Public telephome"
$LR.WAV = "Speed trap !!!"
$LRAIL.WAV = "Railway"
$LRF.WAV = "Recreation field"
$LS.WAV = "School"
$LTL.WAV = "Traffic lights"
$LW.WAV = "Water"
$S.WAV = "Sleeping place"
$SHR.WAV = "Hotel and Restaurant"
0.WAV = "zero.WAV = "nul"
1.WAV = "one.WAV = "een "
1C.WAV = "at your one o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
2.WAV = "two.WAV = "een "
2C.WAV = "at your two o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
3.WAV = "three.WAV = "een "
3C.WAV = "at your three o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
4.WAV = "four.WAV = "een "
4C.WAV = "at your four o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
5.WAV = "five.WAV = "een "
5C.WAV = "at your five o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
6.WAV = "six.WAV = "een "
6C.WAV = "at your six o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
7.WAV = "seven.WAV = "een "
7C.WAV = "at your seven o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
8.WAV = "eight.WAV = "een "
8C.WAV = "at your eight o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
9.WAV = "nine.WAV = "een "
9C.WAV = "at your nine o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
10.WAV = "ten.WAV = "een "
10C.WAV = "at your ten o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
11.WAV = "eleven.WAV = "een "
11C.WAV = "at your eleven o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
12.WAV = "twelve.WAV = "een "
12C.WAV = "at your twelve o'clock.WAV = "op een uur"
13.WAV = "thirteen.WAV = "dertien"
14.WAV = "fourteen.WAV = "veertien"
15.WAV = "fifteen.WAV = "vijftien"
16.WAV = "sixteen.WAV = "zestien"
17.WAV = "seventeen.WAV = "zeventien"
18.WAV = "eighteen.WAV = "achtien"
19.WAV = "nineteen.WAV = "negentien"
20.WAV = "twenty.WAV = "twintig"
30.WAV = "thirty.WAV = "dertig"
40.WAV = "forty.WAV = "veertig"
50.WAV = "fifty.WAV = "vijftig"
60.WAV = "sixty.WAV = "zestig"
70.WAV = "seventy.WAV = "zeventig"
80.WAV = "eighty.WAV = "tachtig"
90.WAV = "ninety.WAV = "negentig"
100.WAV = "one hundred.WAV = "honderd"
200.WAV = "two hundred.WAV = "twee honderd"
300.WAV = "three hundred.WAV = "drie honderd"
400.WAV = "four hundred.WAV = "vier honderd"
500.WAV = "five hundred.WAV = "vijf honderd"
600.WAV = "six hundred.WAV = "zes honderd"
700.WAV = "seven hundred.WAV = "zeven honderd"
800.WAV = "eight hundred.WAV = "acht honderd"
900.WAV = "nine hundred.WAV = "negen honderd"
1000.WAV = "one thousand.WAV = "duizend"
A.WAV = "a.WAV = "a"
s.WAV = "ahead of you.WAV = "voor ons"
ALTISABO.WAV = "altitude is about"
ALTISNEA.WAV = "altitude is near sea level"
ALTISNOT.WAV = "altitude is not available"
AND.WAV = "and"
AT.WAV = "at"
ATTENTIO.WAV = "attention"
BADGPS.WAV = "I'm getting bad GPS signals. Do we need to go outside, where I can see more sky?"
BASE.WAV = "base"
BCARE.WAV = "If you use the facilities on this page, take great care!"
BDELMYP.WAV = "This button deletes a place from MyPlaces"
BDES2H.WAV = "This makes the Destination position the new Home"
BDES2MY.WAV = "This saves the Destination position to MyPlaces"
BDESEXPL.WAV = "If in Explore Mode, searches are from the Explore position, instead of the GPS position"
BDESOFF.WAV = "The OFF button switches off the Destination"
BDESON.WAV = "The ON button switches on the Destination"
BDEST.WAV = "The DESTINATION button controls the Destination, such as switching it on or off"
BDIAL.WAV = "The DIAL button switches on and off the Instruments"
BDIAL2.WAV = "You can also switch off the Instruments, just by tapping on the dial"
BEHINDUS.WAV = "behind us"
BFIND.WAV = "The FIND searches for the nearest place, or the next nearest place"
BGPS2H.WAV = "The GPS2HOME button saves the GPS location as the new Home"
BGPS2MY.WAV = "The GPS2MYPLACES button saves the GPS location to MyPlaces "
BHELP.WAV = "The HELP button gives this help"
BHOME2MY.WAV = "This saves the Home position to MyPlaces"
BHOME.WAV = "The HOME button sets the Destination to Home"
BHOMEGET.WAV = "Choose what Home to use as Destination"
BHOMEPUT.WAV = "Choose what Home to update"
BLANG.WAV = "The LANGUAGE button switches spoken language"
BMAINT.WAV = "The MAINTENANCE button provides technical facilities"
BMAPDES.WAV = "This makes the Map follow the Destination"
BMAPFIND.WAV = "This makes the Map follow the Find spot, after a search"
BMAPGPS.WAV = "This makes the Map follow your GPS position"
BMAPGPSD.WAV = "This makes the Map cover your GPS position AND the Destination"
BMENU.WAV = "The MENU button changes the buttons"
BMENUH.WAV = "The MENU button removes the picture"
BMORE.WAV = "Tap the picture for more information"
BQUIET.WAV = "The QUIET button switches my speaking on and off. You'll like thatů!"
BREC.WAV = "The RECORD button shows recording buttons"
BUNITS.WAV = "The UNIT button switches between Metric, Imperial and Nautical"
BUTFWD.WAV = "This button speeds up the replay"
BUTMAP.WAV = "The MAP button controls the map"
BUTPAUSE.WAV = "This button pauses the replay"
BUTPLAY.WAV = "This button plays back the recorded GPS data"
BUTREC.WAV = "This button switches on the recording of GPS data"
BUTRWD.WAV = "this button slows down or reverses the replay"
BUTSTOP.WAV = "This button switches off the recording or replay"
BWHAT.WAV = "The WHAT button selects what you want to search for"
BZOOMIN.WAV = "ZOOMIN sooms in to the most detailed map"
BZOOMOUT.WAV = "ZOOMOUT zooms out the map to a bigger area"
CAR.WAV = "car"
CHAMAP.WAV = "changing map to"
CHANGMAP.WAV = "changing map"
CLIMBING.WAV = "climbing"
DEGREES.WAV = "degrees"
DESTINAT.WAV = "destination"
DESTIOFF.WAV = "The Destination is off"
DESTION.WAV = "The Destination is on"
EAST.WAV = "east"
EASTOF.WAV = "east of"
ERROR.WAV = "Sorry! Error"
ETAIS.WAV = "The Expected Time of Arrival is"
FTABOVES.WAV = "feet above sea level"
FTPERMIN.WAV = "feet per minute"
GOODAFTE.WAV = "Good afternoon!"
GOODBYE.WAV = "Goodbye!"
GOODEVEN.WAV = "Good evening!"
GOODMORN.WAV = "Good morning!"
GOTGPS.WAV = "I am receiving GPS data!"
HELLO.WAV = "hello"
HEXPLORE.WAV = "Tap on the map to enter Explore mode, which lasts a few seconds, shown by the white cursor"
HIGHWAY.WAV = "highway"
HITHELP.WAV = "Click on the low right icon to get help, but if you touch anything it'll interfere with the demonstration "
HOME.WAV = "home"
HOTEL.WAV = "hotel"
HOURS.WAV = "hours"
ICANTFIN.WAV = "I can't find"
IN.WAV = "in"
IS.WAV = "is"
KILOMETR.WAV = "kilometer"
KILOMETS.WAV = "kilometers"
KMPH.WAV = "kilometers per hour"
KNOTS.WAV = "knots"
METRES.WAV = "metres"
MILE.WAV = "mile"
MILES.WAV = "miles"
MINUTES.WAV = "minutes"
MOREINFO.WAV = "more information is available"
MORENOTA.WAV = "I'm sorry, but more information is not available"
MOVEAST.WAV = "moving east"
MOVNEAST.WAV = "moving northeast"
MOVNORTH.WAV = "moving north"
MOVNWEST.WAV = "moving northwest"
MOVSEAST.WAV = "moving southeast"
MOVSOUTH.WAV = "moving south"
MOVSWEST.WAV = "moving southwest"
MOVWEST.WAV = "moving west"
MPH.WAV = "miles per hour"
MYPLACES.WAV = "my places"
NAUTICAL.WAV = "nautical"
NEARDEST.WAV = "We are near our Destination!"
NEXTDEST.WAV = "Changing Destination to next waypoint"
NEXTNEAR.WAV = "The next nearest is"
NORTH.WAV = "north"
NORTHEOF.WAV = "northeast of"
NORTHOF.WAV = "north of"
NORTHWOF.WAV = "northwest of"
NOTGPS.WAV = "I'm not receiving any GPS data"
NOTMOVE.WAV = "not moving"
OK.WAV = "OK!"
OKQUIET.WAV = "OK, I'll be quiet"
ON.WAV = "on"
OVER.WAV = "over"
POINT.WAV = "point"
POSISTOR.WAV = "the position is stored to"
PROBABLY.WAV = "probably"
RECFTXT.WAV = "This is the filename of the GPS data. It goes green if it's on replay"
RGI$TL.WAV = "Turn left"
RGI$TR.WAV = "Turn right"
RGI$B"
RGI$BR"
RGI$S"
RGI$SR"
RGI$SX"
RGI$TLR"
RGI$TLT"
RGI$TLX"
RGI$TRR"
RGI$TRT"
RGI$TRX"
SECONDS.WAV = "seconds"
SINKING.WAV = "sinking"
SOUTHEOF.WAV = "southeast of"
SOUTHOF.WAV = "south of"
SOUTHWOF.WAV = "southwest of"
SPEEDLIM.WAV = "speed limit is"
STOPHELP.WAV = "you can interrupt the spoken help just by tapping the screen"
SUREEXIT.WAV = "Are you sure you want to exit GPSS?"
THENEARE.WAV = "the nearest"
THETIMEI.WAV = "The time is"
THOUSAND.WAV = "thousand"
TOOURLEF.WAV = "to our left"
TOOURRIG.WAV = "to our right"
WATER.WAV = "water"
WEARE.WAV = "we are"
WEARENEA.WAV = "we are near"
WEAREON.WAV = "we are on"
WENEARWP.WAV = "we are near waypoint"
WEST.WAV = "west"
WESTOF.WAV = "west of"
WORK.WAV = "work"
YARDS.WAV = "yards"