Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
On 6/12/07, Adam Borowski <email@example.com> wrote:
Except, I did not claim that one of the versions is superior. What I stated was:
1. English is a language where the correct usage is what most people use,
2. "kilobyte" is preferred over "kibibyte" by a vast majority of those whose
communicate using means accessible to Google search
I didn't want to get involved with this, but it's seems clear to me
that both KB and KiB would both be written out as "kilobyte" in most
cases because most of the time it simply doesn't matter.
It also seems clear to me that in cases where accuracy matters you
should use the prefix that applies. However, I don't think any of the
examples given it really matters, except possibly the DVD sizing, but
in that case you'd just drag it and see if it fits.
(Disclaimer: I'm from a metric country and bytes are really the only
thing where there is ambiguity as to what the 'k' means).
Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://svana.org/kleptog/