[texhax] Units in technical writing

Martin Heller mr_heller at yahoo.dk
Thu Dec 29 09:04:59 CET 2011

Reinhard Kotucha wrote, on 29-12-2011 03:22:
> I'm sure there are ISO standards but I fear that you have to pay for a
> copy.  You'll probably find them in a library of a university.

It's ISO 31 (31-11) <URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_31-11> and ISO 
80000 <URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_80000>. The rules are 
summarized in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
Special Publication 811 <URL:http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/pdf/sp811.pdf>.

The rules and style guidelines described in the above documents are 
basically what is implemented in the siunitx package with default settings.

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