Re: Internationalization--Standard Conventions // pound, Ux2114

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Mon May 31 1999 - 04:36:26 EDT

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Von: Alain <>
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Gesendet: Sonntag, 30. Mai 1999 16:48
Betreff: Re: Internationalization--Standard Conventions

> [Alain] In France butter is still sold in pounds (« livres ») after more
> than 2 centuries using the metric system. However the « livre » there is
> now defined as exactly half a kilo (500 g).

Same in Germany for butter and other food (but only in informal use).
On rural markets, you even find an unit symbol for it (a cursive form of
Ux2114) which is regarded as old-fashioned and is (to my knowledge)
not contained in any available printing font.

Karl Pentzlin
AC&S Analysis Consulting & Software GmbH
Ganghoferstraße 128
D-81373 München

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