Re: How to pronounce "charset"?

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@gmail.com> Wed, 15 May 2013 01:34 UTC

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Clearly from the replies, so far, the answer is both "char set" and "care
set". Feel free to make fun of how standards nerds can never agree on the
pronunciation of important words. (Over on another layer, about 20% of the
people in the Routing Area pronounce it as if it were the Rooting Area. I'm
sure there are other examples.)

--Paul Hoffman


On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM, Yi, EungJun <semtlenori@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, all.
>
> I am translating the book "HTTP: The Definitive Guide" from English to
> Korean, and I feel difficult to translate the word "charset" to Korean. So
> I have just decided to translate the word as it sounds.
>
> But I don't even know how to pronounce the word correctly. Many people
> pronounce "charset" as "character set" but I think that is incorrect
> because the word does not mean "character set".
>
> Can anyone tell me how to pronounce?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>