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LF: Re: Spelling of units

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Subject: LF: Re: Spelling of units
From: "Dave Sergeant" <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 14:07:47 -0000
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PA0SE wrote:

In our country units that are derived from the names of scientists are written 
a lower case letter; for instance volt, >ampère, watt, etc.; not Volt, Ampère, 
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  :-)]  
outside Europe because I see a lot of >variations in spelling of units on the

I think the answer, in the UK at least, is that there is no formal rules and we 
all variations of capitals, small letters etc with no consistency at all.  I do 
however to use capital M for mega and lower case m for milli, if only others 
would do
the same.

73s Dave G3YMC
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