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Re: [gpsd-dev] &mu s

From: Håkan Johansson
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] &mu s
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:18:46 +0200
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

-| μs | microsecond | One millionth of a second

Also check the gpsd-dev archive for previous discussion on the usage
of 's'.  In metric land (everywhere by Libya, Myanmar and the USA) the
's' stands for the unit Siemens.  This has caused confusion.  We agreed
to placate the heathen that use metric to use the internal abbreviation
for seconds: Sec.

In metric land, a capital 'S' is Siemens (electrical conductance), and a miniscule 's' is seconds. So if a lower-case 's' is good for non-metric too, that looks cleaner to me than 'sec' or 'Sec' or anything else.

That does however not deal with the nastier greek micro prefix letter.


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