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CLDR Ticket #7054(accepted data)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Reexamine 'metric' system

Reported by: mark Owned by: anybody
Component: supplemental Data Locale:
Phase: dsub Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:


We're using Fahrenheit for some new countries; we should review them to see if we should also mark them as using the US (eg not metric) system in general.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Component changed from unknown to data-supplemental
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 26dsub
  • Owner changed from anybody to dov
  • Type changed from unknown to enhancement

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by fredrik

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system#Usage_around_the_world

According to the US Central Intelligence Agency's Factbook (2007), the International System of Units has been adopted as the official system of weights and measures by all nations in the world except for Burma, Liberia and the United States,[72] while the NIST has identified the United States as the only industrialised country where the metric system is not the predominant system of units.[73] However, reports published since 2007 hold this is no longer true of Liberia or Burma.[74] An Agence France-Presse report from 2010 stated that Sierra Leone had passed a law to replace the imperial system with the metric system thereby aligning its system of measurement with that used by its Mano River Union (MRU) neighbours Guinea and Liberia.[Note 6][75] Reports from Burma suggest that that country is also planning to adopt the metric system.[76]

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Milestone changed from 26dsub to 26dvet

Moving all 26dsub to 26dvet. Please assess the need to complete tickets by 26dvet, which is 2014-06-19

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by mark

  • Owner changed from dov to googler

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by mark

  • Owner changed from googler to anybody
  • Milestone changed from 26dvet to 27dsub

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by markus

  • Phase set to dsub
  • Milestone changed from 27dsub to 27

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by verdyp@…

There will still be specific needs in all countries for the US system which is standard in air navigation (and there's no plan to replace it), and international ship navigation on seas.
International English (en-001) knowledge is also a requirement for all pilots of commercial companies and air forces which could operate internationaly.

Can there be a variant code used for documents related to navigation (notably its units, even if they may be translated locally) ?

e.g. en-x-navigation

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by emmons

  • Milestone changed from 27 to UNSCH

Moving all 27+anybody tickets to UNSCH.

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by markus

  • Type changed from enhancement to data

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by srl

  • Status changed from assigned to accepted

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