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Wikitravel talk:Measurements

536 bytes added, 01:57, 25 February 2006
capitalization of unit symbols
Uh-oh. It isn't true that the US uses the Imperial system. Check wikipedia. The clue is the term "Imperial" - it's a UK system. The US standard system is similar, but differs in some important respects. In the UK a pint is 20 fl oz, not 16. So, a pint of beer is going to be bigger than you might expect, and your tank won't hold as many gallons of fuel. You'll get more miles to the gallon, though! [[User:ianeiloart]]
Starting from mega, the prefix symbols are capitalized. A tonne is a megagram, 1 Mg, and Charlotte is 7.3 Mm from Belo Horizonte.
The symbol for liter is either L or l. Originally it was l, since it's not derived from someone's name, but for typographical reasons L is allowed. Until the CGPM decides one way or the other, I think we should allow both.
The symbols for volt and hertz, which appear in electrical sections, have the first letter capitalized. -[[User:PierreAbbat|phma]] 20:53, 24 February 2006 (EST)