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Werner Keil

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Jan 2, 2018, 10:45:39 AM1/2/18
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Hi,

Please have a look at https://github.com/unitsofmeasurement/indriya/issues/17 and participate in the GitHub discussion or here if you prefer.

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Werner

Werner Keil

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Jan 12, 2018, 8:28:53 AM1/12/18
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Hi,

https://github.com/unitsofmeasurement/indriya/issues/17 got 3 options now, please vote (in the ticket if possible, unless you don't have a GitHub account, then you could also reply with +1 for either A, B or C here.

Thanks,
Werner

Werner Keil

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Mar 19, 2019, 8:53:04 PM3/19/19
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Hi,

I stumbled over a seemingly ambiguous or wrong term when looking for some JavaDoc references for the concept of "compound" units and formatting.

As it looks a vast majority of sources calls the combination of two units like "12 hours and 24 minutes" a "mixed unit", see https://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i18/bk8_18i3.htm
while a "compound unit" is commonly described as a  "combination of more than one  unit, such as meters squared (m2) for area or miles per hour for speed", see https://www.wyzant.com/resources/answers/200135/what_is_a_compound_unit_maths

It seems by keeping the term "compound" in the API or RI, we risk misunderstandings.

Please vote or comment on https://github.com/unitsofmeasurement/unit-api/issues/184, or here if you don't have a GitHub account.

Thanks,
Werner
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