We decided to spend some time proofreading the database with French proper nouns for our French phonetic transcription tool.
If you used it, you probably noticed that it works very well for regular words. For proper nouns the transcription is not always correct. The existing algorithm has about 1,500 proper nouns which were checked manually, for all other cases we show the rule-based phonetic transcription. And there’s a lot of exceptions in pronunciation of proper nouns in French.
I hope this new project will make our tool even better.