Re: What still do you use? (MiB, MB…)
me at petetravis.com
Thu Nov 3 21:18:14 UTC 2011
On Nov 3, 2011 1:05 PM, "Kévin Raymond" <shaiton at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am about to update websites in order to use the mebi, gibi… notation.
> That's a binary unit used now (or at least we have to use them). If
> nobody change, we would still confuse beginers trying to understand if
> M is 1000 or 1024.
> From ,
> "These SI prefixes refer strictly to powers of 10. They should not
> be used to indicate powers of 2 (for example, one kilobit represents
> 1000 bits and not 1024 bits). "
> I am here to check the consistency with you guys.
> I can read MiB in the newly created Release Notes, but MB in the User
> Would you mind to *all* use the binary notation? Is there a writer
> style guide? (The question is in fact, could we update it…)
> More on wikipedia .
>  http://www1.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si_brochure_8.pdf
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix
> Kévin Raymond
> GPG-Key: A5BCB3A2
I'm working on the Documentation Guide now, which includes style
guidelines. I'm a fan of both clarity and consistency, sounds like a good
idea to work this in to me.
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