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From "Kieth N. McKenna" <meriodoc_brandyb...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Minor error in the help files in the English version?
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:35:05 GMT
Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> Jon Peli Oleaga wrote:
>> ki kibi 1024
>> Mi mebi 1048576
>> Gi gibi 1073741824
>> Ti tebi 1099511627776
>> Pi pebi 1125899906842620
>> Ei exbi 1152921504606850000
>> Zi zebi 1180591620717410000000
>> Yi yobi 1208925819614630000000000
>> I think that, in order to read them more easily, it would be better 
>> to insert the thousand separator.
>> But, if it exists, this is not the error. I think that from the fifth 
>> item on the values are not correct.
>
> Interesting. Apparently OpenOffice is smart enough to do the right 
> thing, i.e.,
>
> =CONVERT_ADD(1/(1024*1024);"Eibyte";"byte")
> gives
> 1099511627776
> which is the right result (1 Terabyte).
>
> I tried on a 64-bit system, not sure about what happens in a 32-bit 
> one so I won't open an issue right now. But indeed it has all to do 
> with the difference in how numbers are managed internally and how they 
> are displayed.
>
>> Any way, perhaps those values are used in some functions and, not
>> being possible to work with numbers of more than 15 digits, the
>> values already on the help files are the ones that must appear.
>
> Leaving them as they are won't be tragic. But you can insert commas
> as thousands separators in your translation, this is just text.
>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
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Andrea;

I tried the same formula on a 32 bit windows xp system and recieved the 
identical result.

Regards
Keith

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