[RFC] SI Units in KDE

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Fri Sep 20 22:31:54 BST 2002

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On Friday September 20, 2002 02:22, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> On September 20, 2002 14:12, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > As for configurability, make the defaults set automatically by country
> > instead of in KControl for all I care.  Just keep your SI out of
> > America.
> It's somewhat interesting to note that the USA has had SI as its
> official measurement system since 1875. That's why things such as the
> CIA World Factbook are 100% metric. However, it has been somewhat less
> successful at the metric switchover than some other countries. ;)

The CIA Factbook uses metric because its maintainers choose to use SI, not 
because any government policy requires it.  If there were such a policy, 
then laws governing things like automobiles wouldn't use pounds and tons,  
and the 70s fad of converting highway signs to km wouldn't have ended.   

Any further discussion down this line would be better discussed on 
kde-cafe at ofb.biz, I think.

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