Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at pileofstuff.org
Tue Jun 2 10:22:43 UTC 2009

<snip - using million and mln rather than mega and MB)

Scott James Remnant wrote:
>     ... this is yet another strange postfix or unit that users would
> have to learn.
> 735.2 MB is not confusing if it means ~735,200,000 bytes.

That's a good point for the short form, so long as the UI spells out 
elsewhere what "MB" means.

How about using "million bytes" by default, and "MB" where there's a 
significant pixel constraint?  That explains things to the user of 
average curiosity, and doesn't require any terminology they haven't used 

	- Andrew

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