Do I pronounce it as a word or letter-by-letter, i.e., "R-I-P-E-M-D"?

  • $\begingroup$ ripe (as in "ripe for the picking") and MD (as in "Gregory House, M.D.). RipeMD! $\endgroup$
    – rath
    Nov 23, 2013 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ /ɹaːɪp ɛm diː/${}$ $\endgroup$
    – forest
    Mar 3, 2019 at 4:47

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It is pronounced RIPE "tiny pause" M-D (RIPE for RACE Integrity Primitives Evaluation and M-D for message digest).


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