I'd like to give a tutorial on AUCTeX to my colleagues but it occurs to me that I've never heard the name of this package pronounced. It seems the first three letters could be pronounced individually (/ɛɪ juː siː/) or as a word (maybe /aːk/ or /ɔːk/). I'm not looking to poll StackExchange users on their preferred pronunciation but rather to ask whether there is an "official" one favoured by the primary authors. I didn't find anything in the package documentation but perhaps someone here has heard the authors speak the name at a conference presentation or lecture.

closed as off topic by Stephan Lehmke, Marco Daniel, Martin Schröder, Guido, David Carlisle Dec 1 '12 at 21:49

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    I've always assumed that it's a word play on octet, 8 bits, computers bla bla. – percusse Nov 27 '12 at 11:23
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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AUCTEX tells what I knew: "Aalborg University Center". So "ah you see" might be the "correct" pronunciation. – egreg Nov 27 '12 at 11:36
  • I always say Ay you see, the way I would normally pronounce the three letters separately, although as @egreg says the A is really an Å so if your Danish pronunciation is up to that..... – David Carlisle Nov 27 '12 at 16:22
  • If you want to contact the primary authors, I think the AUCTeX contact page is the best place to look. Here on TeX.SX, your question seems off topic. – Stephan Lehmke Dec 1 '12 at 20:36
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    If the A in AucTeX should be pronounced as the Å in Ålborg, the A would be pronounced as the sound of the o in the beginning of the word "order". – malin Aug 6 '13 at 19:29

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