How to Pronounce herbsluftwm?

Thorsten Wißmann edu at
Sat Sep 22 08:02:38 CEST 2018

Dear Micheal,

thanks for including herbstluftwm in your project :-)

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:30:26PM +0200, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> Finally, if you want to add the "wm", you can either just say W M in
> English, or in German, pronounce the W like in "web" or "van", but with
> a long e (/veː/).

In German, the name of the letter W is "We", i.e. "web" without the "b",
and not as long as the English "double you". So I usually prounce "WM"
German "We 'Em" or as "window manager". It's essentially the same issue
as for "www", for which "worldwideweb" is much shorter than saying
"double you" three times.

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