[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - temperature

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Feb 5 10:13:48 UTC 2015


Just a nitpicking detail, using 'degree' with the Kelvin scale was
deprecated in 1968 by the 13th General Conference on Weights and Measures.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin#Usage_conventions

Lukas Sommer wrote on 2015-02-05 08:50:
> I suppose that in most countries of the world, °C is the common unit
> for temperature in daily normal live. °F is only used in very few
> countries. °K is only used in the scientific world, but not in daily
> normal live.

Dave Swarthout wrote on 2015-02-05 01:53:
 > For clarification, the Kelvin temperature scale is almost never used
 > outside of a chemistry or physics lab. Absolute zero, the lowest possible temperature,
 > is defined as 0 degrees Kelvin. That is approximately equal to minus 272 C and minus 460 F.
 > Nobody working on OSM is likely to be specifying temperatures in degrees K.




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