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RE: LF: Spelling of units

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Subject: RE: LF: Spelling of units
From: "john sexton" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 05:54:39 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Dick,
Since most replies to your query were somewhat inaccurate, I thought I would set the record straight. See:
73, John, G4CNN

--- On Sun 02/24, Dick Rollema wrote:
> Dear OM,
> The following matter has nothing to do with LF but as former editor and
> corrector of VERON magazine Electron I nevertheless take the liberty to
> beg
> your opinion on it.
> In our country units that are derived from the names of scientists are
> written with a lower case letter; for instance volt, ampère, watt, etc.;
> not Volt, Ampère, Watt. When abbreviated we use a capital letter, so V, A,
> W etc. We also write "5 ohm, not 5 Ohms" (no plural). And we
> insert a
> space between the number and the unit: "3 V and not 3V".
> I wonder what the rules are in other countries, inside [including the
> UK :-)] and outside Europe because I see a lot of variations in spelling
> of units on the reflector.
> 73, Dick, PA0SE

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