Chinese – Simplified (Localization of numbers and measurement units)

Localize numbers and measurement units according to the unit list below. Imperial units should NOT be deleted.

*Secondary quotation marks are used for example when a phrase in quotation marks contains another phrase in quotation marks.

**Enumeration comma must be used instead of the regular comma when separating words constituting a list.

***When connecting two words to signify a range, use a tilde (e.g. 1月~7月 “January to July”).


Description English Chinese – Simplified
decimal 8.5 8.5
thousand separator 1250 1300
ten thousand separator 24000 12000
minus mark –40 –40
quotation marks – primary “” “”
quotation marks – secondary* ‘’
title marks – for titles of books/manuals, etc. 《》
enumeration comma** ,
full stop .
space between number and % 5% 5%
space between number and any kind of unit 12A 12 安
space between number and any kind of unit as adjective
(as in “12-volt battery”)
12-volt 12 伏
spacing – minute (angle) 20’ 20’
spacing – degree (angle) 25° 25°
space before and after dash (–)*** 2.0 – 4.0 mm 0.8~0.9 毫米
space before and after the slash (/) mark 12000 km/6000 km 12000 千米/6000 千米
Celsius °C °C
Fahrenheit °F °F
ampere A
bar bar
cubic centimeter cm3, cc 立方厘米
centimeter cm 厘米
cubic inch 立方英寸
foot ft (foot, feet) 英尺
grams of CO2 per km g/km 克/千米
imperial gallon Imp gal 英制加仑
imperial ounces Imp oz 英制盎司
imperial pint Imp pt 英制品脱
imperial quart Imp qt 英制夸脱
inch in (inch, inches) 英寸
kilogram kg 千克
kilogram(-force) per square centimeter kg/cm2, kgf/cm2 千克/平方厘米
kilogram(-force) meter kg-m, kgf-m 千克-米
kiloherz kHz 千赫兹
kilometer km 千米
kilometer per hour km/h 千米/小时
kilopascal kPa 千帕
regarding to engine displacement L
liter l (liter, liters)
pound lb, lbs
pound(-force)-foot lb-ft, lbf-ft 磅•英尺
meter m
mile mile (miles) 英里
milliliter ml 毫升
millimeter mm 毫米
miles per gallon MPG 英里/加仑
imperial miles per gallon MPG IMP 英里/英制加仑
US miles per gallon MPG US 英里/美制加仑
miles per hour mph, miles/h 英里/小时
newton N
newton meter N·m, Nm 牛米
pounds per square inch psi 磅/平方英寸
revolutions per minute rpm, r/min 转/分钟
volt V
watt W