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Re: Small cosmetic bugs

From: Stanislav Petrakov <stannic_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-04 12:20:04 CEST

Hi devs,

2007/8/3, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, but I have to ask: isn't kByte and Byte(s) an ISO unit? Can those
> even be translated? I thought those were 'fixed' and the same in every
> language?
Value definitely is the same :), but I think it has proper spelling in
many languages.
ISO unit names (like metre, litre, volt, hertz etc.) may sound similar
in different languages, but we write it here in Russian anyway.

BTW, there is IEC standard proposal (see IEC 60027–2 (2000–11) —
Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology — Part 2:
Telecommunications and electronics), where used new "kibibyte",
"mebibyte", "gibibyte" etc. instead of "kilobyte", "megabyte",
"gigabyte" etc.

> If not, I'd rather use the shell function StrFormatByteSize() to do the
> job. That API function is used already in the repository browser to show
> the file sizes in the right pane list control.
It sounds reasonably, except for
- it uses language setting form OS, not TortoiseSVN (not so critical,
just small inconvenience)
- when used in speed info label, short form "KB" may be confused with
"kilobits", not "kilobytes" (it's only user's perception, though :)
But this solution has an advantage: we have less to translate :)


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Received on Sat Aug 4 12:18:23 2007

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