Using standardized SI prefixes

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Thu Jun 14 17:33:55 UTC 2007

David Verhasselt <davidv at> writes:

> Perhaps transforming it into a localization problem would do the
> trick.  This way, users would be able to set their preference on
> byte-count in the same place as their preference on currency,
> decimal, and am/pm vs 24h. Applications could make use of the
> localization settings to calculate the amount of bytes, which would
> hopefully eventually centralize and generalize what counting-method
> the user sees.

A GiB is the same in any locale, and has the same display -- "GiB" --
in any locale. Displaying it another way is misleading.

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