Instead of full unit names (e.g. "Kilometer"@de) we should support unit symbols, like km. Note that unit symbols need to be localizedable ("km/h"@de vs "KPH"@en).
There are two options for implementing this:
- System messages, e.g. to wikidata-unit-symbol-Q828224 = 'km'.
- Statements using a multilingual text value (like P558, but localizable). Could use the wb_property_info table for efficient access.
T92380: Implement (dumb) formatter for quantities with units based on URIs covers localized display of units based on item labels.
TBD: 3rd party clients must have an efficient way to query and use localized unit labels/symbols.