Frequently Asked Question List for TeX


How should I pronounce “LaTeX(2ε)”?

Lamport never recommended how one should pronounce LaTeX, but a lot of people pronounce it “Lay TeX” or perhaps “Lah TeX” (with TeX pronounced as the program itself; see the rules for TeX). It is definitely not to be pronounced in the same way as the rubber-tree gum (which would be “lay teks”).

The LaTeX2e logo is supposed to end with an ε; nevertheless, most people pronounce the name as “LaTeX-two-ee”.

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