[XeTeX] Pronunciation of "XeTeX" in various languages

Bill Rowe readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 22 04:25:02 CET 2007

On 2/21/07 at 3:03 PM, spence at saar.de (Robert Spence) wrote:

>Lately I've been spending so much time telling people about the
>advantages of XeTeX that I'm starting to wonder whether I'm
>pronouncing the name correctly.

>I guess that in English the preferred pronunciation---based on
>Knuth's instructions on page 1 of The TeXbook to pronounce "TeX" so
>as to rhyme with "blecchhh"---would be something like /'zi:.tɛx/,
>with a voiceless velar fricative at the end.  But what about the

I am not aware of any "official" word as to how to pronounce 
XeTeX. As for me, it seems reasonable to pronounce it as 
zeetech. That is pronouncing the Xe part the same way as the 
element xenon is pronounced in English.
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