RE: English-Metric units in documentation

Subject: RE: English-Metric units in documentation
From: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 08:39:54 -0500

Ditto for showing it as "US (metric)" in our docs.

And to take it a step further, our translators localize the
changing it to "metric (US)."


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Subject: RE: English-Metric units in documentation

I don't know if there is a "standard", other than what your style guide
tells you.

In our documentation we have always supplied the measurement in US
values with the metric equivalent in parentheses; 6.5 in x 12 in (15.3
cm x 30.5 cm).

A tip, get one conversion application (there are many free ones
available) a for all of the writers on the project. This ensures, to
some degree, consistency in the calculations.

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