Re: Abbreviation for kilobits per second

Subject: Re: Abbreviation for kilobits per second
From: "Brad Barnes (T)" <blb -at- FORMTEK -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 16:03:18 -0400

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> Would someone out there please tell me what the correct abbreviation is
> kilobits per second. I cannot find it in my dictionaries. I can only
> find bits per second (bps).

> Thanks.

> -Mike
> --

According to "A Style Guide for the Computer Industry" by Sun Technical Publications, (ISBN 0-13-455347-0), bit is abbreviated in lowercase, and byte is abbreviated uppercase.

Kilobit is abbreviated Kb.

Kilobyte is abbreviated KB, K, or Kbyte.

Brad Barnes
Technical Writer

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