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WHat is Chrome's abbreviation?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, January 4, 2009
11 years ago10,484 views

It's weird we have them for IE and FF* etc. we immediately associate these with Internet Explorer and Firefox, but we don't have one for Chrome

Other browsers such as Opera may not have an "official" abbreviation, but in, say a table with narrow width one could put in "O" and we would know what it meant.

Is it mainly for Two-Syllable browsers? It is worth noting that Chrome is generally referred to as Google Chrome, so this qualifies, right?

So is Google Chrome's acronym to become GC? But that is what we usually shorten Grand Central to...

Can anyone shed light on this? Or offer suggestions?

I think this could be an interesting exercise :D

*It is worth mentioning that Mozilla guidelines dictate that Fx be used as an abbreviation for Firefox.

brinke guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

CRM

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I suppose it could be Cr, the symbol for the chemical element Chromium.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Cr sounds cool, I think CRM has too many letters for an abbreviation of such a small word...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Cr!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

GC?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp

<<So is Google Chrome's acronym to become GC? But that is what we usually shorten Grand Central to...>>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Well Grand Central isn't used in browser contexts I guess so that's probably enough to make it unique in that context. E.g. FF could also mean FriendFeed, Friendly Fire, Final Fantasy, but in a browser context we know it (or "Fx") means Firefox...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

But what if (hypothetically) there were an article stating the GC Runs 50% Better In FF and GC than in IE.

Obviously this wouldn't happen, I'm just saying :D

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