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[Story] Use localized unit symbols
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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.

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daniel created this task.Dec 9 2014, 1:05 PM
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daniel renamed this task from Localization of units in QuantityValueFormatter to use localized unit symbols in QuantityValueFormatter.May 23 2015, 2:40 PM
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