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Re: [gpsd-dev] &mu s

From: Beat Bolli
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] &mu s
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:27:10 +0200
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On 19.10.13 17:10, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Håkan Johansson <address@hidden>:
>> 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.
> I agree with Håkan.  This was my original usage in the HOWTO - I
> conscously went with proper SI nomenclature (rather than folk practice
> among radio hams).  In order to avoid bikeshedding, I'm not going to
> change it back.  Yet, at least.  That kind of style war should be
> deferred until after we have the content right.
>> That does however not deal with the nastier greek micro prefix letter.
> Which is why I put in a units table.  It means we can use either convention
> without loss of clarity.

Shouldn't we just give in and use UTF-8 in the documents? I'm aware that
this wouldn't be *ASCIIDoc* anymore :-) Do those tools handle UTF-8?

mail: echo '<address@hidden>' | tr -d '[A-S]'
pgp: 0x506A903A; 49D5 794A EA77 F907 764F  D89E 304B 93CF 506A 903A
icbm: 47.0452 N, 7.2715 E

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