How to pronunce “Wekan”


There was a discussion on Wekan issue tracker about how to pronunce “Wekan”. Now that we have a forum, I think this kind of discussion have their place here and not on the bug tracker.

I encourage you to read the beginning of the conversation here.


I think it is only the US that will think We-can. Kan would be pronounced Khan almost anywhere in Europe and the East (where kan-ban originates from). So in keeping with the roots of this system, kanban literally means limiting the card queue. I think those origins are at the heart of the system and must be retained.

As to the reference of Obama’s “we can”, I think it’s best avoided, since to a large part of the world it means “yes we can invade and destroy you”, something this project cannot identify with…