[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#669362: Bug#669362: displays unusual wind speed unit km/h instead of m/s

W. Martin Borgert debacle at debian.org
Fri Apr 20 21:26:13 UTC 2012

On 2012-04-20 22:26, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On jeu., 2012-04-19 at 18:03 +0200, Mathias Brodala wrote:
> > As I am not working in the field of wind energy I can say that I can
> > actually imagine how fast e.g. 19 km/h is, but not so 5.28 m/s.

YMMV, but I can imagine what a meter is (two thirds of my desks
width) and what a second is (count slowly to three), so a "m/s"
is more natural to me than km/h. It is hard for me to "feel" a
kilometer (666 times my desks width?) or an hour (count slowly
to 10800?). But this is surely different between people.

> > Thus km/h should at least kept as option for non-experts.

I wont mind, of course, nor would I mind Beaufort or knots :~)

Btw. "hour" is not an SI unit, and in science "m/s" and "km/s"
are typically used, "km/h" nor anything based on hours, are not.
It's OK to support any kind of units some people are used to or
like, but the scientific variant should be the default.

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