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Re: Guix pronunciation
Re: Guix pronunciation
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 21:43:42 -0400
mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1
> Hi, mikadoZero,
> El 10/03/19 a las 11:13 a. m., mikadoZero escribió:
>> Doing this duckduckgo site search: `geeks
>> site:https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/` gives me only one match. Which
>> is footnote 1 of section 1 Introduction of the manual. I do not know of
>> anywhere else where the pronunciation of Guix is explicitly stated.
>> I would like to know what other think about making the pronunciation of
>> Guix obvious to anyone who visits the website. The reasoning for this is
>> because the pronunciation of Guix as "geeks" is not intuitive. I
>> think a lot of people will assume it is pronounced some other way. For
>> example "gwixs" or "gooixs". I was not sure how to say Guix before
>> watching a talk on Guix. It is also easy for people to miss that single
>> footnote in the manual on how to pronounce Guix.
> When there are more introductory videos about Guix in the home page, I
> think the pronunciation will be easier to discover.
> If it is not enough with the videos, I think one could do as Wikipedia
> does: adding a speaker icon which plays an audio file with the
> pronunciation of a word being defined.
makes it accessible to terminal browsers and the eww browser in Emacs.
I hope that when video and audio are being added to the Guix website
that terminal browsers are kept in mind.
>> I also wanted to know what people think about the "geeks" pronunciation
>> and how it may impact adoption of Guix as it continues to grow long term.
>> someday becoming as popular as Debian, macOS or Windows are today
>> (wishful thinking). For example what if Linux kernel had actually been
>> called Freax.
>> Would it have negatively impacted adoption of the kernel.
>> Yes Freax and "geeks" are fun.
>> On the other hand branding is important.
>> Just to make my bias clear. I am not a fan of pronouncing Guix "geeks"
>> and find myself thinking of deliberately mispronouncing Guix as "gwixs"
>> or spelling out the letters G U I X when talking to people about Guix.
>> I am curious what others think about these two related points.
> I don't see much problem with the relation to the term "geek". At
> least in my experience, I don't remember disapproving or derogative
> uses of it.
> Also where I live, in South America, in the Aburrá Valley, The term
> "geek" is used in its English form by some people to describe
> themselves as people who are very interested in technology and its
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