On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 16:40 +0200, Raphael Bosshard wrote:
> See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=344296
> This patch changes the human readable filesizes 
> (gnome_vfs_format_file_size_for_display) which are curently displayed 
> (rather missleading) with binary prefix multipliers (such as Kilo, Mega, 
> Giga) to more appropriate binary prefix multipiers (Kibi, Mebi, Gibi). 
> The IEC approved standard symbols (KiB, MiB, GiB) are used.
> For more information please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

This has already been denied in bugs like:

Which references mails like:

and the gnome docs style guides:

For what its worth I very much agree with Patrick. The binary prefixes
are silly and nobody but anal-retentive ultra-geeks will understand
them, thus confusing the general userbase (who haven't seen them

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