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Re: LF: Spelling of units

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Subject: Re: LF: Spelling of units
From: "Marco Bruno IK1ODO" <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 15:51:52 +0100
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At 13.51 24/02/02, you 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
Same here in Italy, Dick. I don't have my metrology book at hand, but you
are simply following International System's rules. Often disattended...
By instance, look at the ARRL Handbook. Almost all ok, but they take
plurals (ohms, volts).

Marco Bruno - IK1ODO
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