Proposal: Language code "de-DE-trad"

Francois Yergeau
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:36:50 -0500

Martin Duerst wrote:
> At 19:36 02/02/18 -0800, Mark Davis wrote:
> >As to why the Americans would be resistant to making a change to
> >metric, with all of the logical advantages, just think about it for =
> >few centiseconds.
> Maybe that should be centiminutes? :-)

It should clearly be in micro-fortnights (=B5f).  The fortnight is well =
as the time unit used to express velocities in the US.  For instance, =
speed of light is 1802617573821.33 furlongs per fortnight.  See for a handy =
converter if
you want to use silly units such as m/s.

In Canada, which has recently (1977) converted to metric, I think we =
=B0C/kg for speeds. I haven't yet made out the speed of light, nor have =
found a converter on the Web.