[PATCH] Add option to use traditional binary units instead of kibibytes

Tom Albers toma at kde.org
Wed Jul 8 19:07:29 BST 2009

Op Wednesday 08 July 2009 00:30 schreef u:
> On Tuesday 07 July 2009 18:07:35 Parker Coates wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Michael Pyne wrote:
> > > Well I still see no bug asking for decimal units but you and Tom have
> > > asked for them so if this is really something enough people want to tweak
> > > to make it an option in Localization settings then we should do that (and
> > > add the three possibilities).
> >
> > Does this really fall under the umbrella of localisation?
> Well it's desktop-wide but then we are 99% talking about file sizes (even in 
> the context of downloading them ;) so it could just as well go in File 
> Management settings for KControl/Dolphin/Konq for all I know.

Mailody/Akonadi uses KGlobal::locale()->formatByteSize( item.size() );
If that is what we are talking about, it does not make sense to me to put it in "File Management Settings". Mails ain't files, users won't find it there. For me it falls in the same category as choosing between a , or a . as decimal separator.

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