On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 00:19:03 -0500, Mark E. Shoulson <mark@...> wrote:
> Mozilla rhymes with Godzilla, though the first vowel is a long o.

Also, I say it with [z] in the middle, not with [dz] as in "Godzilla".

> I always pronounce GIF as /gIf/, that is, with a hard G, though pretty
> much everyone else in the world says it /dZIf/, with a soft G, and
> indeed that may even be somehow the "official" pronunciation.

I'm told that pronunciation (i.e. with [dZ]) is the one intended by
the creator(s?) of the format.

> PNG can be spelled out, but I often think (and say?) it as /pIN/,
> rhyming with sing.

This (i.e. [pIN]) is the official pronunciation ( see
http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/pngintro.html#pronunciation and
http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/spec/1.2/PNG-Introduction.html ).

Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>