Translating SI Units

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Fri Mar 20 19:20:35 UTC 2015

написане Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:06:52 +0200, Nekhelesh Ramananthan  
<krnekhelesh at>:

> Hi everyone,
> In the ubuntu weather app we show some standard SI unit abbreviations  
> like
> kmh, mph, degree celcius etc and was wondering if these should be
> translatable? Do other languages display them differently? I have noticed
> that every time I presume that a certain abbreviation or word is the same
> in all languages, I am almost always wrong ;-). And so here I am to get
> your advice.
> Cheers,
> Nekhelesh


Yes, they are translatable. At least for Cyrillic scripts.

More data for the particular locales can be found here:

Choose language, then "Units" section.

Example (Ukrainian):

m -> м
km -> км
kmh -> км/год (Not a SI unit btw ;) )

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

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