[texhax] What is???

Joe Riel joer at k-online.com
Wed Nov 10 18:35:02 CET 2004

Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Now here's another pronunciation question : what fraction of the 
> readers of
> TeXhax pronounce "gigabyte" with a soft "g" (my preference), what 
> fraction
> with a hard "g" (the preference of most of my colleagues), and what 
> fraction
> with an aspirated "g" (recognising the Greek etymology) ?

I use the soft "g" (jiga), but none of my colleagues (I'm an electrical 
engineer in the US) do.  The hard g sounds silly, to me. I learned the 
pronunciation from reading, before memory, etc, required such large 


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