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How does one pronounce 'wxWidgets'?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:06 pm
by bigpilot
I myself always pronounce it 'wix-widgets' but as I'm not a native English speaker I'm not entirely sure that's correct.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:11 am
by priyank_bolia
well I pronounced it as W X widgtes :)

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:50 am
by Jorg
I also pronounce it as w-x-widgets. I think the official one is wix-widgets, although the w and x are actually from Windows and X-Windows back when Julian only had a port for Windows and Linux. So if they are two seperate abbreviations, w-x-widgets sounds more accurate ..

- Jorgen

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:04 pm
by protocol
i say: W-X-Widgets

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:19 am
by lowjoel
double-yew-axe-widgets. Basically the same as the rest of them. But since most people have pronunciations for everything, our guess is as good as mine (GUI as gooey, I insist on gee-you-aye, SQL as sequel, I insist on ass-que-ell etc.)


Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:40 am
by cnewbie77
it a tough name sounds like economics rather than software :shock:

i prefer some other names like:


Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:56 am
by Jorg
Please be aware that the name originated in 1990, when Julian wrote something for a company he worked for (if I am correct) that had to serve as a layer between Windows and X-Windows. It was originally called wxWindows, until Borland wanted to use it in BuilderX. Then Microsoft paniced and wanted to see the name changed. So it became wxWidgets.

Brief history in a nutshell ;-)

- Jorgen

Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:23 am
by cnewbie77
so they all wanted the software, no wonder :)