Two brief lists of names

Lesser-used pronunciations of UI toolkit names

Qt:
cute
SWT:
sweet
FLTK:
flatpack fulltick

GNOME-related technologies which are also bands

8 comments ↓

#1 Eitan on 09.19.11 at 3:40 pm

I did not know that!

#2 tm on 09.19.11 at 3:53 pm

GTK: gothic

#3 Will Thompson on 09.19.11 at 4:10 pm

I like it!

#4 Jonathan Carter on 09.19.11 at 4:39 pm

Believe it or not, “cute” is actually how the upstream Qt project pronounce it, and is considered the correct way. (I still call it Q.T. to avoid disambiguation and sounding silly, ie like at UDS: “Hey, have any of you seen the cute guys around?”

#5 Will Thompson on 09.19.11 at 5:06 pm

@Jonathan: Right! Someone reminding me to pronounce it “cute” was the catalyst for inventing pronunciations for other toolkits. (I was disappointed to learn that FLTK had an official pronunciation.) If pronounced correctly, “Qt Contacts” sounds like a dating service.

#6 Bastien on 09.19.11 at 5:39 pm

I’m calling my next program Creedence Clearwater Revival. It’ll be a cotton field management app. Dang! *spits on floor*

#7 Will Thompson on 09.20.11 at 8:03 am

I’m calling my next program “Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia…”.

#8 Anonymous on 09.20.11 at 2:24 pm

Qt is “cute” to differentiate it from QuickTime. It’s that simple. :-)