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From James Knott <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:07:40 GMT
John Hart wrote:
> The English system evolved to fit human needs.

The English system was based on things that were convenient at the time, 
but are completely arbitrary, such as foot, barrel etc.  Often, units 
with the same name will vary in size, depending on context, such as 
gallon, ounce (volume or weight?), mile, foot, ton etc.  The metric 
system is a rational, consistent system based on physical properties and 
relationships.  Again, if you want to "guestimate" by eye ratios such as 
1/2, 1/3 etc., it makes no difference which system you use.

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