Weights and measurements
As with money and currencies, full and abbreviated terms for distances and measurements are acceptable, provided they are used consistently. Full versions are recommended in prose, while abbreviated versions are suitable for tables and captions.
With weights and measurements, use metric units by default. Do not include a space between the figure and the abbreviated unit. All units of weight above ton should be written in full and not abbreviated.
|50 square metres||50sqm|
|5 kilogram or kilo (not kilogramme)||5kg|
|BUT always abbreviate metres squared||50m2|
File size measurements
Data storage capacities and file sizes are measured in ‘bits’. Their abbreviations are always written in capitals with the exception of bits, which uses a lowercase ‘b’.