--- Begin Message ---
- To: address@hidden
- Subject: New Ticket - [Support !DOV-245654]: case of unit names
- From: "Jonathan Gregory" <address@hidden>
- Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:24:39 -0700
- Delivery-date: Thu Feb 10 11:24:40 2011New Ticket: case of unit names Dear Steve I was surprised to find that the cf-checker accepted DAYS as a valid unit, but I understand from Ros and the udunits guide that in udunits-2 the names of units (not the symbols) are case-insensitive. I am pretty sure that it is quite often stated that units names (at least SI) are lower case. For instance, it is "joule", not "Joule", despite its being named after a person. The detailed NIST guide, which udunits follows, also appears to uphold this in sect 9.1 of http://physics.nist.gov/Pubs/SP811/sec09.html "When spelled out in full, unit names are treated like ordinary English nouns. Thus the names of all units start with a lower-case letter, except at the beginning of a sentence or in capitalized material such as a title." Could udunits-2 be made to follow this rule? Best wishes Jonathan Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: DOV-245654 Department: Support Priority: Normal Status: Open Link: https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/esupport/staff/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=viewticket&ticketid=12807
--- End Message ---
NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.