[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#669362: Bug#669362: Bug#669362: displays unusual wind speed unit km/h instead of m/s
corsac at debian.org
Sat Apr 21 06:44:16 UTC 2012
bts forcemerge 492960 669362
On ven., 2012-04-20 at 23:26 +0200, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> 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.
The bug is archived but you might have looked at #492960
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