On Wednesday 20 June 2007 08:28:33 Michelle Konzack wrote: > I am sitting on my line but does this mean we sould use > > <n> 2B > <n> k2B => kilo Byte with power of 2 > <n> M2B => Mega Byte with power of 2 > <n> G2B => Giga Byte with power of 2 > <n> T2B => Tera Byte with power of 2 No, we should use kB = 1000 B and KiB = 1024 B, since that is what is actually standardized. k2B and friends were an example of how some people avoided misusing standard prefixes (i.e. not using kB for 1024), by making up non-standard ones that did made some sense. There have been lots of schemes like that over the years. If it were k2B that were standardized instead of KiB, I'd be pushing to use that instead, but that's not the case. =) -- Wesley J. Landaker <email@example.com> <xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org> OpenPGP FP: 4135 2A3B 4726 ACC5 9094 0097 F0A9 8A4C 4CD6 E3D2
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