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> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 10:46 AM
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> Subject: Standards for units and values
> Hi, everyone. I've got a thorny (and emotionally charged)
> question to ask. Here's the issue:
> What are the acceptable standards for writing numbers and
> units? In abbreviating units, for example V for volts, do the
> standards support using a space before the unit or not?
> with space
> 36 V
> 24.5 pF
> without space
> To follow on, if the standards support using a space, do they
> also support using a hyphen when using the number/unit as an
> adjective or descriptive phrase, or not?
> 36-V reference
> 36 V reference
> 24.5-pF capacitor
> 24.5 pF capacitor
> Most importantly, I need to have a published reference that
> supports your usage position.
> Many thanks -
> Joe Hauglie
> Technical Editor
> Texas Instruments
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