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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #25 on: 12:59, 12 November 13 »
Speakers of German preferring anything other than µ can be explained quite easily. Since the dawn of computing when ASCII was established, we've been struggling to display our special letters.
Even now, with UTF-8 there's always the problem that systems have to be configured to support it, when this should be the default value in the first place. The letter for the Euro € was not supported for a long time.
Hell, even my banking software did not allow öäüß for transactions for the longest time.

There are replacements for most of them ö->oe, ü->ue, ä->ae, and we're quite used to those. So much in fact, that some automatically type equivalent letters to avoid troubles with conversion.

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #26 on: 15:32, 12 November 13 »
Luckily, the Forüm Söpports all the speßial Charäcters :)

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #27 on: 23:40, 12 November 13 »
Just to throw in more confusion, the SI abbreviations for both millisecond and microsecond are actually both ms, so both us and ys are technically wrong!  :o 

Eh? Where did you get this funny idea? In SI units seconds are 's' and the prefix micro is 'μ' (mu). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units

In fact, the prefix for micro appears to be the one that was fundamental in bringing about the modern prefixes for SI units. From the above wikipedia page:

Beginning in about 1900, physicists who had been using the symbol "μ" for "micrometre" (or "micron"), "λ" for "microlitre", and "γ" for "microgram" started to use the symbols "μm", "μL" and "μg", but it was only in 1935, a decade after the revision of the Metre Convention that the CIPM formally adopted this proposal and recommended that the symbol "μ" be used universally as a prefix for 10^-6.

I don't know what ys is about either. But I have also seen it on here and thought it somewhat odd. ???
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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #28 on: 01:01, 13 November 13 »
Eh? Where did you get this funny idea? In SI units seconds are 's' and the prefix micro is 'μ' (mu). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units
I've no idea to be honest. I think writing that post warped my fragile little mind... :)

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #29 on: 10:00, 13 November 13 »
You Scientists with your hubris, you will ultimately feel the wrath.

Indeed.  ;D

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #30 on: 10:43, 13 November 13 »
Luckily, the Forüm Söpports all the speßial Charäcters :)
Yes, but habits are hard to break. :/
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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #31 on: 09:20, 15 November 13 »
Oh damn, so that's why the server went down overnight. Damn your umlauts people...

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #32 on: 14:37, 15 November 13 »
Oh damn, so that's why the server went down overnight. Damn your umlauts people...

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #33 on: 19:07, 17 November 13 »
Yeah, you found my sikrit macros...

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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #34 on: 20:21, 18 November 13 »
yeay, the design of the azerty norm was a bit strange...

ù is actually used very rarely (like... 2 words ?)

And some mathatical greek stuffs like µ are here.

é, è, ç, à...ù... use whole keys

other wise :
¨ can be added to ïöüëäÿ
^ can be added to ôîûêâ
~ can be added to õ and ã...ñ

IMO a proper keyboard would only have accents that can be added...

The spanish keyboard was nice, just this "useless" Ñ key.


Good keyboard should include all greek letters, and all sort of accents IMO.






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Re: Abbreviating microseconds
« Reply #35 on: 05:50, 19 November 13 »
Yeah, you found my sikrit macros...

You should make it like 101 "$" symbols with a "£" symbol somewhere amongst it.  ;D
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