NIST unit rules and conventions
ghane0 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 08:07:41 UTC 2018
Personally, I find 25kg, 50ppm, 3m, more readable; but that is neither here
My concern is that the space between "25" and "kg" should be non-breaking.
Else, readability suffers badly. How do you do this in asciidoc?
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On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:56 AM Paul Theodoropoulos via devel <
devel at ntpsec.org> wrote:
> NIST has a page of guidelines for formatting units in documents -
> I am conforming unit presentation within the various documents I'm editing
> to use the guidelines, mostly #15:
> There is a space between the numerical value and unit symbol, even when
> the value is used in an adjectival sense, except in the case of superscript
> units for plane angle.
> proper: a 25 kg sphere
> an angle of 2° 3' 4"
> If the spelled-out name of a unit is used, the normal rules of
> English apply: "a roll of 35-millimeter film."
> improper: a 25-kg sphere
> an angle of 2 ° 3 ' 4 "
> So for example, where there are instances of 50ppm, 8-ms, I'm updating
> them to 50 ppm, 8 ms.
> Uniformity of presentation seems like a desireable goal - are there any
> objections to following these particular guidelines?
> There's a handful of other conventions codified that may turn up needing
> conformance, which I'll also conform where I find them - where reasonable.
> Paul Theodoropouloswww.anastrophe.com
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