RE: English-Metric units in documentation

Subject: RE: English-Metric units in documentation
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 10:09:59 -0400


Yeah, I think that providing both units of measurements in the
documentation would be a good idea.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tech.writer1
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 9:22 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: English-Metric units in documentation
> We (a US-based company) have some equipment to be sold to
> customers in North America, Europe and Asia. The equipment
> requires installation instructions providing clearances,
> fixing dimensions and other measurements. In some cases +/-
> tolerances are specified.
> I'm leaning toward providing both units of measurements in
> the text and graphics, while doing my best to keep them clear
> and uncluttered.
> However I am wondering if there is any standard practice for
> this, whereby the producer supplies the information in its
> home unit of measurement, with the burden on the customer to convert.

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