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From: Ben Strasser (strasser.ben_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-29 12:26:50

Paul Giaccone <paulg <at>> writes:

> Um, just a thought... can we have a flag for Commonwealth/US spellings,
> so that the user can choose whether to have "metres" and "litres" or
> "meters" and "liters", rather than just assuming every speaks US English
> (_pace_ our American cousins)? Here, "meters" are used for measuring all
> sorts of things, but not length, and are also those things you put coins
> in when you park... Recall that allowing the spellings "meter" and
> "liter" was a concession made to the US (and some other countries where
> this spelling is used), and so this spelling is a permitted variant, not
> the standard spelling. Likewise for "deca-" versus "deka-", should this
> prefix be part of the library.
I intend to make it easy for users to define their units from ground up. This
way they have full control over what is happening and aren't forced into
notations that aren't their's.

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