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RE: How to pronounce "charset"?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 07:09:41 -0700
To: Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@gmail.com>, "semtlenori@gmail.com" <semtlenori@gmail.com>
CC: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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Personally, I think “charset” is a reference to the media type parameter name, and that even in a translation to Korean, it might be better to call it “charset” in Roman letters.

You wouldn’t translate other protocol parameter names, why “charset” ?

From: Paul Hoffman [mailto:paul.hoffman@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:33 PM
To: semtlenori@gmail.com
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: How to pronounce "charset"?

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<mailto: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.

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