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LF: Spelling of units

To: "LF-Group" <[email protected]>
Subject: LF: Spelling of units
From: "Dick Rollema" <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 13:51:36 +0100
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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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