One problem: it ignores the significant digits rule. A 1/2 of something should not be converted to 0.347 of something in metric. And vice versa. Stan J.
On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM, Peter Goodyear <p...@alphalink.com.au> wrote: > Hi, everyone, > If you use the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers there is now > a browser extension for each which will convert Imperial or US measurements > to metric. The programmer who developed this posted the news about it on > Reddit’s metric forum on 2018-03-09 and announced an update today. He goes > by the Reddit user name of *milos2* > > Today’s announcement and comments are here: https://www.reddit.com/r/ > Metric/comments/8c9x8i/updated_browser_extensions_for_metric_conversion/ > Last month’s announcement and comments are here: > https://www.reddit.com/r/Metric/comments/832d74/need_ > feedback_on_my_firefox_extension_to/ > > The links to download the browser extensions are in today’s announcement > which is reproduced below: > > *I have updated the Everything Metric, the extension for Chrome, and Addon > for Firefox, that automatically adds metric units in brackets behind the > USCS/Imperial * > > *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/everything-metric-converter/ > <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/everything-metric-converter/>* > > *https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/everything-metric-auto-un/hknjpaididhfgeocegbacehlnkofjoni > <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/everything-metric-auto-un/hknjpaididhfgeocegbacehlnkofjoni>* > > - > > *Ignores "in" followed by a/the/my... to prevent "5 in a box" to be > converted, but allow "5 in box"* > - > > *If site domain is .UK it will use Imperial units instead of USC* > - > > *Ignores units that are already converted (if followed by open > brackets) and fixed closing the last bracket* > - > > *Ignores sites that have contenteditable element or Google Docs (so it > does not edit the editable documents)* > - > > *Better number parsing* > - > > *Option to chose mm instead cm; option to use of Gm and Mm for very > big mesurements, option to use comma as decimal separator, optional use of > space to separate thousand units grouping...* > > *If you think it is useful, please promote further in metrication groups > and lists* > > > Best wishes, > > Peter Goodyear, > > Melbourne, Australia > e-mail: p...@alphalink.com.au > > > > _______________________________________________ > USMA mailing list > USMA@lists.colostate.edu > https://lists.colostate.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/usma > >
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