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I'd rather quote Knuth himself (The TeXbook, page 1): English words like "technology" stem from a Greek root beginning with the letters τεχ...; and this same Greek word means art as well as technology. Hence the name TeX, which is an uppercase form of τεχ. Insiders pronounce the χ of TeX as a Greek chi, not as an "x", so that TeX rhymes with ...



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