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Hi Mirek, *,

Mirek M. schrieb:
2010/10/2 Christian Lohmaier
On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Mirek M. <> wrote:

I'm really excited about the project, but I'm a bit concerned
about the name. What concerns me is that one can't tell how to
pronounce the name.

I also thought about that, but I couldn't find a better solution. It
exactly expresses, what happened: liberating the Office! ;o)).
Well done, document founders! 

Some pronounce it "librehoffice", some (including me)
"leeberoffice", some may even pronounce it as "libberoffice".

I'd pronounce it with the french word libre (free) and english
office /lib fs/ (not sure about IPA, but you should get the idea.

Okay, thanks, I like that pronunciation.
Still, that doesn't change anything about the fact that it's hard to
guess the pronunciation for the average person.

Not for all average persons. Here in Germany - no problem. You face a
problem, which people face with many (american-) english terms in wide
parts of the world.

For You won't find words identical pronounced in whole world:
how abount a competition in findig cool pronunciations?
Or adding some small pronunciation howto to the FAQ? :o))

And regarding the Office part:
Calling it completely different might work for a single-purpose
application like a webbrowser or some other dedicated tool, or when
you don't give a damn about competitiors like Apple and have the
corresponding marketing machinery and blind followers.




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