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SYSML17 — Inappropriate character for multiplying symbol with combined units

  • Key: SYSML17-184
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Schindler Aufzüge AG ( Markus WALKER)
  • Summary:

    Some of the combined units use a period character instead of a multiply symbol. An example is the unit ‹newton metre› where the symbol is ‹N.m›. In contrary, other units make use of the middle dot character, e.g., ‹kilogram metre squared per second›, using the symbol ‹kg · m 2/s›.

    The SI Guide prescribes to use a middle dot or a thin space or if not ambiguous no character to combine different units that are multiplied.

  • Reported: SysML 1.5 — Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:04 GMT
  • Updated: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:45 GMT