Ubuntu Policy: prefixes for multiples of units

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 28 11:46:46 BST 2008

Malcolm [2008-09-25 11:12 +0100]:
> Why not avoid the confusion by letting the user choose which prefix
> system to use.
> i.e. let's invent LC_BYTE_PREFIX.

Argh, please not. First, the user doesn't choose a prefix that way,
but he chooses a locale and needs to live with whatever the locale
defines, second, it's *not* a country specific term, but an
international symbol, and third, it would make the whole mess even


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