Re: Q: kHz or KHz?

Subject: Re: Q: kHz or KHz?
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- PRC -dot- DK>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 11:13:14 +1

Dave Neufeld wrote
> 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!

This is NOT a suitable subject for a poll, but erronious use is
frequent! The correct answer is kHz, see e.g. my "Tip of the month"
for February 1998: "Numerals, units and their symbols" on

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
- specialists in user friendly manuals.
prc -at- prc -dot- dk
- the "User Friendly Manuals" website with links, bibliography, list
of prof. associations, and tips for technical writers:
- text cleaning software, e.g. for reading difficult e-mails:

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