Bug 259241 - Abbreviations in german
Summary: Abbreviations in german
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Localization
Classification: Fedora
Component: German [de]
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fabian Affolter
QA Contact: Fedora Translation (German)
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Blocks: 479644
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Reported: 2007-08-28 08:16 UTC by Fabian Affolter
Modified: 2009-01-12 10:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-26 09:50:12 UTC

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Description Fabian Affolter 2007-08-28 08:16:07 UTC
The SI (International System of Units) says that the abbreviation of Megabyte
can be:

SI prefix    binary prefix
MB           MiB

At the moment we are using both in the translations. I would strongly suggest
that we use MB, GB, and TB in the future because most users don't care about the
difference between 10^3 byte and 2^10 byte and are not familiar with KiB, MiB,
or TiB.

Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2007-11-09 19:32:47 UTC
I completely agree with you: MB, GB and TB.

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