Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 02:34 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
OpenStep, GNUstep "Etoile intends to be an innovative, GNUstep-based, user environment built from the ground up on highly modular and light components. It is created with project and document orientation in mind, in order to allow users to create their own workflow by reshaping or recombining provided Services (a.k.a. Applications) and Components. Flexibility and modularity on both User Interface and code level should allow us to scale from handheld to desktop environments." A new release. An actual one. Awesome. And yes, OSNews has issues with diacritic marks, so don't ask.
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RE[2]: The name...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 09:26 UTC in reply to "RE: The name..."
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Pretty much. The actual pronunciation is far from what you're saying.

Of course. Spelling and pronunciation are two different things, especially with weird words like this one... (it's French or something, ain't it?). I sort of have an idea of how it's supposed to be pronounced, but still, I *always* end up reading it that way at first. Even with the diacritic marks. Honestly, it's got to the point where in my head I just semi-jokingly pronounce it that way. Of course, I know of no one who even knows what the hell it is, let alone heard of it, so I never actually use the word. If I did, I'm sure there's be a bit of joking here and there.

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RE[3]: The name...
by Radio on Wed 13th Jun 2012 13:19 in reply to "RE[2]: The name..."
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[(it's French or something, ain't it?)

"Étoilé" is "starred" in French.

Let's try to get a pronunciation understandable for english-speaking people... "ehtwaleh".

Edited 2012-06-13 13:23 UTC

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RE[4]: The name...
by tidux on Wed 13th Jun 2012 18:53 in reply to "RE[3]: The name..."
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Wasn't that the big ol' tree in Avatar?


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RE[4]: The name...
by zima on Thu 14th Jun 2012 14:04 in reply to "RE[3]: The name..."
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Or "starry"?|en|étoilé ;) and then I checkedÉtoilé which also says so.

Anyway, the real reason for me pasting "étoilé" into GTranslate: its Listen function - does the machine pronounce it close enough?

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