kHz or KHz

Subject: kHz or KHz
From: "Smith, Don" <dasmith -at- HAYES -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 13:39:32 -0400

Dave Neufeld wrote:

"Which is "more" correct: kHz or KHz? My preference is kHz. The MS Style
Guide (copyright 1995, not the latest 3rd edition) contradicts itself."

Dave, the company that I work for just called me down because I had
submitted a manual for release that had a number of "kHz"s in it. I think
they should be that way. k only signifies 1000, while H is for Mr. Hertz and
of course the z is just for the lower case last letter of his name. I know
kHz is right, but "they" say KHz. Oh well.

How about MHz? I think it also should be mHz, but I am overruled on this one
by just about the whole world.




Donald A. Smith
Technical Publications
Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc.
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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