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Rijndael is a symmetric-key block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen[?] and Vincent Rijmen[?]. After a competition Rijndael was selected as the successor to DES and became the Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES. See AES for more details.

The name "Rijndael" can be properly pronounced only by people who speak Dutch. The best English approximation is "Rhine dahl" with a long "i" and a silent "e". Daemen and Rijmen have noted that those who object to the name should be circumspect, as they have several others ready, each of them still harder to pronounce (and probably to spell) for the non-Nederlander.

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