Re: kHz or KHz?

Subject: Re: kHz or KHz?
From: "Maguire, Sean P" <Sean -dot- Maguire -at- PSS -dot- BOEING -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 10:41:05 -0700

Finally, after having lurked for a while, a question I can answer! The
correct use is kHz. When abbreviated, kilo- should always be lowercase.
It's the same with kV (kilovolt), kVA (kilovoltampere), and kW

Sean Maguire
Editing Services
The Boeing Company

The smallest unit of time is the yoctosecond.
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> ----------
> From: Dave Neufeld[SMTP:Dave_Neufeld -at- SPECTRUMSIGNAL -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 1998 1:52 PM
> Subject: Q: kHz or KHz?
> Hi all,
> This is for an in-house marketing style guide.
> Which is "more" correct: kHz or KHz? My preference is kHz. The MS
> Style
> Guide (copyright 1995, not the latest 3rd edition) contradicts itself.
> Sun's
> Read Me First! says kHz in its list of abbreviations (why is that such
> a
> long word? <g>).
> Let the opinions roll!
> FYI; Did a search on buses vs. busses last week. Several online
> dictionaries
> gave the impression that both were quite correct. Then I did a Deja
> News
> search on both occurrences. The result? Busses had about 4500 hits,
> while
> buses had 140,000 hits. Buses won.
> David Neufeld
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