text conventions

Subject: text conventions
From: Helen Cygnarowicz <helenc -at- CYLINK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 16:05:58 -0700

can i please have your reactions to this statement:

centimeters is not an accepted international unit of measure. it should
be either meters or millimeters.


can i also have your thoughts on this:

it is not necessary to list a dimension to five significant digits,
e.g., 210.98 mm wide. this number should be rounded up to 211 mm.

it was my impression that in a Specification list, the exact dimensions
should be used, but in a text reference, rounding up is ok. am i off the
mark here?

thanx in advance for any comments

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