2.21 Measurement Systems
Almost all countries/culture have their own traditional measurement system. On the other hand, SI/metric system is used internationally as the measurement system. There is degree of difference among usage of traditional system for business and daily life. For example, Japan is in metric system though there is a traditional system. The need for the traditional system is very low for IT application. In US, the feet-pound system is still used very commonly for daily life even though the metric system is adopted by law long time ago.
Data in this section describes the common measurement systems for IT use.
|China||CNA||metric SI||SI is adopted for legal system|
|Hong Kong||HKG||metric SI||Traditional Chinese units are still used in place of traditional business such as markets, Chinese herb store. British units (feet, inch, pound, ounce etc.) are still used in some areas such as property management.|
|India||IND||metric SI, CGS|| There are many traditional measuring unit(s)
for today's daily use in India. However, the traditional
units are not used in IT application.|
Example of traditional measurements are:
|Indonesia||INA||metric SI|| British system is used in parallel with metric.|
Traditional measurements, especially on recording grain harvest, are still prevalent in the rural areas.
|Japan||JPN||metric SI, CGS||Traditional measurement system is not necessary for most of IT application.|
|Korea||KOR||metric SI||Traditional units such as Ri, Kun, Mal and Pyong are used in parallel. note-1|
|Malaysia||MAS||metric SI|| Traditional business such as Chinese herb or jewelry
shop are still using their own units.|
Measuring of housing is done in feet.
|Philippines||PHI||metric SI|| British system is used in parallel with metric.|
Traditional measurements are still used for daily life, especially on recording grain harvest, are still prevalent in the rural areas.
|Singapore||SIN||metric SI|| British and Local traditional units are still widely used.|
Traditional Chinese units are used in Chinese herb stores, pawn shops and other places of traditional business.
|Thailand||THI||Both metric and feet-pound for general note-2|
|note-1:||KOR||Length||1 (36FD)||= 3927 m (Ri)|
|Weight||1 (3496)||= 0.6 Kg (Kun)|
|Volume||1 (370A)||= 55 cubic meter (Mal)|
|Area||1 (3C65)||= 0.3025 sq. meter (Pyong)|
|note-2:||THI||Land||1 (0031, 0E44, 0E23, 0E48)||= 1,600 sq.m.|
|Land||1 (0031, 0E07, 0E32, 0E19)||= 400 sq.m.|
|Land||1 (0031, 0E15, 0E32, 0E23, 0E32, 0E07, 0E27, 0E32)||= 4 sq.m.|
|Clothing dimension||1 (0031, 0E2B, 0E25, 0E32)||= 1 yard|
|General meas.||1 (0031, 0E19, 0E34, 0E49, 0E27)||= 1 inch|
|General meas.||1 (0031, 0E40, 0E0B, 0E19, 0E15, 0E34, 0E40, 0E21, 0E15,0E23)||= 1 centimeter|
|General meas.||1 (0031, 0E01, 0E34, 0E42, 0E25, 0E01, 0E23, 0E31, 0E21)||= 1 kilogram|
|General meas.||1 (0031, 0E1B, 0E2D, 0E19, 0E14, 0E4C)||= 1 pound|
|rem-1:||Related standard: ISO 31-0/13, ISO 1000, ISO 2995, IS 1890, IS 10005, IS 11366, JIS X 0124, JIS Z 8202, JIS Z 8203, KS A 0105, KS C 5631, KS C 5676, MS 1134|
Common unit of measure for temperature are:
Type -C: in Centigrade
Type -F: in Fahrenheit
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