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Subject: Re: [docbook] Handling of ranges and measurement units (metric and imperial) and fractions

I once wrote a paper that had two sets of units, one set for an American audience and 
one using metric units for most of the rest of the world. I used conditional text and 
produced two different documents using profiling. The DocBook markup looked like this:

<phrase condition="american">2.2 pounds</phrase><phrase condition="metric">1 

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lech Rzedzicki" <xchaotic@gmail.com>
To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 12:27 PM
Subject: [docbook] Handling of ranges and measurement units (metric and imperial) and 

> Hi.
> We have some decent ideas on how to handle units by following ISO etc,
> but Docbook doesn't really standardise that.
> I am very interested in hearing from anyone who has had to capture any
> measurements with Docbook.
> I am interested in how did you capture units such as kilograms or
> pounds and whether you had to store equivalent metric and imperial
> measurements or did you convert when publishing.
> One other area that I am also bit puzzled about is how to consistently
> store ranges such as 2 - 5 kilograms - do you annotate such ranges in
> any way or do you just store them as plain text?
> Finally, how do you mark up fractions such as 1/3rd, ideally without
> going into the complexity of MathML?
> I would be very glad to hear from anyone on or off list.
> Lech Rzedzicki
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