Re: SI system A -- Ampere

Subject: Re: SI system A -- Ampere
From: joemiller -at- canberra -dot- com
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 08:25:39 -0400

Jean-Daniel_Gross wrote:
> One dilemma which is not solved with this ISO-standard is for "litre" :
> small "l" or caps "L" ?

In our documents, we follow the American National Standard for Metric Practice
(ANSI/IEEE Std 268-1992), Section 3.5.1 (4):
"In October, 1979, the CGPM approved L and l as
alternative symbols for the liter. Since the
letter symbol l can easily be confused with the
numeral 1, only the symbol L is recommended
for US use."


Joe Miller
Senior Editor
Packard BioScience Company
joemiller -at- packardbioscience -dot- com

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