kB in KDiskFreeSpace and others
thiago at kde.org
Fri Mar 28 07:32:42 GMT 2008
Jeff Mitchell wrote:
>KDiskFreeSpace remarks that it returns kB. This means kilobyte, which,
>although not necessarily in popular terminology, is technically defined
> by SI as 1000 bytes.
Well, no, it isn't. Byte isn't an SI unit, which means kB isn't defined as
anything. By popular usage, it's 1024 bytes of 8-bits.
However, we're going towards the KiB acronym, for which there's no such
ambiguity. Whether anyone says "kibibyte" aloud remains to be seen
("kays", "megs" and "gigs" are more common aloud).
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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