Notice that even the two Chinese
languages shown above differ in the words used for meter and kilogram.
And although the Japanese kanji for "second" looks the same as the Chinese,
the pronunciation is entirely different. Foreign language students and
those traveling abroad will want to be sure to look at the appropriate
"SI in ...." pages linked below to learn more about pronunciations and
spellings. This will also help them in learning more about the languages
and cultures being studied. In the meantime, one is always safe writing
out the numbers and unit symbols.
|SI in Chinese||This provides the Chinese names of the SI units and prefixes as used in the People's Republic of China and in Taiwan, which use two different but related dialects. PinYin transliterations are provided as well. This page is encoded in Unicode (UTF-8) and requires the use of Chinese fonts. The SimSun and PMingLiU fonts are recommended.|
|SI in French||This provides the French names of the SI units and prefixes.|
|SI in German||This provides the German names of the SI units and prefixes.|
|SI in Greek||This provides the Greek names of the SI units and prefixes. Proper viewing of this page, which is written in ISO-8859-7, requires the use of Greek fonts. Most newer computers have those available.|
|SI in Italian||This provides the Italian names of the SI units and prefixes; some voice clips are included.|
|SI in Japanese||This provides the Japanese names of the SI units and prefixes as used in Japan. The page is encoded in Shift_JIS and may be properly viewed with MS Mincho font in Windows or Osaka font in MacOS.|
|SI in Russian||This provides the SI unit and prefix names in Russian. The informal Russian unit and prefix symbols are also provided since they may be seen in non-technical works, however they have no official standing outside of Russia. The page is coded in Unicode (UTF-8).|
|SI in Spanish||This provides the Spanish names of the SI units and prefixes.|
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