Closed Bug 108147 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago
Download dialog say "KB" while some SI correct form would be "k
'k' is the unit for kilo, 'K' is not.
I believe it's been decided to use KB. See bug 94961, bug 106618 and references in those. The correct computer term seems to be be KiB, but it's a new standard and not in use. KB is close though and less confusing than kB, imo. Lowercase k would indicate exactly 1000.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Summary: Download dialog sez "KB" when it should say "kB" → Download dialog say "KB" while some SI correct form would be "kB"
I still think this is bogus. Using 'K' to mean kilo in computer terms (2^10) to not confuse with the kilo that means 1000 while still using 'M' to represent mega in computer terms (2^20), when that really does mean 1000,000 (same goes for GB, TB, ...). I don't get it. I'm not convinced that this is not a bug, but reading the posts in the other bug referenced here, I won't bother fighting this.
*** Bug 117697 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I do not know exactly how this is in the code, but if the base is 1024 then it should be KiB/s rather than kB/s(as defined by the IEC). If it's base 10, then kB/s is fine(and should indeed replace KB/sec).
(In reply to comment #7) > I do not know exactly how this is in the code, but if the base is 1024 then it > should be KiB/s rather than kB/s(as defined by the IEC). > If it's base 10, then kB/s is fine(and should indeed replace KB/sec). > see bug 106618
This has actually be changed for the en-GB localisation. Although, arguably because of the European Harmonisation Document it's wrong because it should be KiB as per bug 420710
Notice about:cache still uses KiB. Is that a problem?
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