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RE: [Bug-gnubg] branding: choosing an exact name

From: Ian Shaw
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] branding: choosing an exact name
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 11:14:37 +0100

> From: Alef Rosenbaum
> Sent: 10 June 2003 22:50

> Do you prefer:
> A. gnubg
> B. GnuBg
> C. GnuBG
> D. other
> My own preference is for GnuBg which I think looks nicest and 
> reads easiest.
> Out loud I think I'm more likely to read GnuBg as "Ga-noo 
> Backgammon" but
> GnuBG as "Ga-noo Bee-Gee" which sounds a little silly.

I always try to use "GnuBg", and that's how I've set my spell-checker. I
agree that it looks nicest. It also looks like a deliberate brandname,
compared to a lazy "gnubg" or the shift key held down too long "GnuBG".
I never was a huge fan of capital letters mid-word, but have come round
to the idea that times change and that it's a valid means of
communicating an idea.

I dislike abbreviating to GNU, since that's something else, but that may
just be pedantic.

As for pronunciation, I think of it simply as gee-en-you-bee-gee,
although I often say gee-en-you-backgammon for clarity. I heard others
say g-noo-bug or even gunbug (which I kind of like even though I
disapprove of it.)


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