Acronym: What You See Is What You Get
Sounds like: Wiz-ee-wig
Often used to describe a feature of word processors. These programs display text in the font size and style as it would be seen if it were printed out (or a reasonable approximation). This has been a godsend for desktop publishing software.
WYSIWYG may also more recently be seen in HTML editors to refer to what will be seen when the file is uploaded to the Internet as being exactly, or very close, to what is seen in the editor window.
Examples of WYSIWYG editors:
- WYSIWYC – What You See Is What You Choose
- WYSIWYM – What You See Is What You Mean
- WYSIWYN – What You See Is What You Need
- WYSIWYP – What You See Is What You Print
- WYSIWYR – What You See Is What You Record
- WYSIWYT – What You See Is What You Test
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