Does letter "c" read as [c] in all abbreviations or acronyms?

  • BBC - company [k]
  • PC - computer [k]
  • RC - compiler [k]

Are there any abbreviations or acronyms where the letter C doesn't read as [c]?

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    Technically, those are acronyms. Abbreviations, e.g. "e.g." aren't meant to be spelled out. Although, I think abbreviations include acronyms, not everyone might agree.
    – Hector von
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 18:03
  • @Hectorvon Alright, I've supplemented that to the question. Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 18:16
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    The only way "BBC" is an acronym is if you pronounce it "bubook" or similarly. SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) is an acronym, because it is normally pronounced "salt" and NOT spelled aloud "s-a-l-t" in normal use.
    – Davo
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 19:26

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I don't know about all acronyms, but in those mentioned and any that I know, no, the letter C is denoted by its name, that sounds like "see".

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