View Full Version : Pronunciation of "char" in programming

spencer the great
January 20th, 2014, 11:58 PM
How do you pronounce "char" in programming languages like C/C++ and Java?

Do you say "char" as in charcoal, "char" as in character, "char" like car, or some other way?

I personally pronounce it in my head as charcoal whenever I type it.

January 21st, 2014, 12:06 AM
char ... like charcoal. Never heard it called anything else, but different dialects might pronounce it differently. Thick accents from Boston, NY often pronounce words very differently.

January 21st, 2014, 04:03 AM
True, it is normally prounounced as charcoal, even though it refers to character data. Just something to keep you on your toes.

January 21st, 2014, 04:23 AM
I pronounce it like "care". \\:D/

Pinoy Tux
January 21st, 2014, 08:47 AM
Pronounced as 'car' for me.

January 21st, 2014, 09:22 AM
I say char like as in charcoal. That's how books and my teacher taught it to me.

January 21st, 2014, 04:10 PM
I say is like charcoal as well. It doesn't sound right to say "care."

January 21st, 2014, 04:16 PM
Actually "care" is pronounced the same as the first syllable of "character", which was mentioned above. And a character is what it is. So I'm right and anyone who disagrees is wrong. :p