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On 3 oct. 10, at 08:21, Graham Lauder wrote:

On Sunday 03 Oct 2010 15:00:04 Antonio Olivares wrote:
--- On Sat, 10/2/10, Ron House <> wrote:
From: Ron House <>
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] [GENERAL] New name
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010, 6:35 PM

On 02/10/10 23:41, Mirek M. wrote:
Well, "Open Office" was usually the spoken term used

to refer to, and I'd say that's much easier to

pronounce than

LibreOffice. And it flows much more nicely.
"LibreOffice" is hard to pronounce the French way

because there are two

(written) vowels next to each other. That's one thing

the French language

tries to avoid, by having special forms for the few

adjectives that come

before nouns that start with a vowel, like "bel",

"vieil", and "nouvel". So

LibreOffice doesn't really fit in with French

pronunciation either...
It fits perfectly with French language. The last e of Libre is not
pronounced (mute e). That is the whole thing is pronounced as
Libroffice (or librofis - last e not pronounced again).
But frankly I don't understand this discussion. Which language will be

used at most in 10 years? Probably not a western language and probably

not written in roman characters.
Meanwhile, users as me wait for bug fixes.

Michèle Garoche

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