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    On 9/21/2018 1:07 AM, Sanjeev Gupta wrote:<br>
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        <div>Paul,</div>
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        <div>Personally, I find 25kg, 50ppm, 3m, more readable; but that
          is neither here nor there.</div>
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    I also prefer 'conjoined' value plus unit. It's a choice, not a law,
    but I'm willing to conform to <br>
    an objective resource in high standing (NIST) if that's what they
    recommend, at least for <br>
    published technical documents.<br>
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        <div>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?</div>
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    By non-breaking....I assume you mean some way to ensure that the
    value doesn't get separated from the unit on a line-break during
    conversion? I<br>
    hadn't even thought of that.<br>
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    A quick search yielded this -
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/faq.html#_how_can_i_include_non_breaking_space_characters">https://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/faq.html#_how_can_i_include_non_breaking_space_characters</a><br>
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    <blockquote>Use the non-breaking space character entity reference <code>&#160;</code>
      (see
      the next question). You could also use the predefined <code>{nbsp}</code>
      attribute reference.</blockquote>
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    But then - would that imply that the non-breaking space would have
    to be inserted at nearly all value/unit entries, since we can't know
    for sure<br>
    where asciidoc may wind up doing a line break? I guess it could be
    case-by-case, if a test conversion has it happen, insert one there.<br>
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              Sanjeev Gupta<br>
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        <div dir="ltr">On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:56 AM Paul
          Theodoropoulos via devel <<a href="mailto:devel@ntpsec.org"
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          <div text="#000000" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> NIST has a page of
            guidelines for formatting units in documents - <br>
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              href="https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/checklist.html"
              target="_blank" moz-do-not-send="true">https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/checklist.html</a><br>
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            I am conforming unit presentation within the various
            documents I'm editing to use the guidelines, mostly #15:<br>
            <tt><br>
            </tt>
            <blockquote><tt>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.</tt><tt><br>
              </tt><tt><br>
              </tt><tt>proper:  a 25 kg sphere</tt><tt><br>
              </tt><tt>   an angle of 2 3' 4"</tt><tt><br>
              </tt><tt>   If the spelled-out name of a unit is
                used, the normal rules of English apply: "a roll of
                35-millimeter film."</tt><tt><br>
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              </tt><tt>improper:  a 25-kg sphere</tt><tt><br>
              </tt><tt>   an angle of 2  3 ' 4 "</tt><tt><br>
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            So for example, where there are instances of 50ppm, 8-ms,
            I'm updating them to 50 ppm, 8 ms.<br>
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            Uniformity of presentation seems like a desireable goal -
            are there any objections to following these particular
            guidelines?<br>
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            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.<br>
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