[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/DOCS/man/en mplayer.1,1.1104,1.1105
paultt at hackerjournal.it
Fri Oct 14 12:41:32 CEST 2005
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 21:31:45 -0400
Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 10:59:32PM +0200, Paul TT wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 15:11:26 +0200 (CEST)
> > syncmail at mplayerhq.hu (Diego Biurrun CVS) wrote:
> > mhhhh.....
> > kBit is right as kbit if kbit=1000bit
> > but:
> > KByte is right if 1024Byte, Byte should be capitalized, so for the K (K=1024, k=1000)
> > kByte=1000Byte
> > KByte=1024Byte
> > so it depends by the sentence.
> Nonsense. Lowercase and uppercase are the same, but k should normally
> be lowercase. When used with bytes k means 1024, and with bits or
> other physical or nonaligned measurements k means 1000. :) Or it means
> whatever makes sense in the context. :))
> mhhhh.... ::2
> the IEC approved kibi and mebi (and so on...) (IEC TC 25) prefix for 1024bit and 1024*1024bit, but i think these are a little obscure and not widely^W used... so IEEE said in the end that kilo (k) and mega (m) would by standard anyway mean 1000 and 1000000, except for sentences in which could mean 1024*...
sorry... mega is always M..... i said a -#@#*hit.... :(
so the only matter is about k or K....
to key or not to Key.... ;-)
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