Chinese – Traditional (Localization of numbers and measurement units)

Localize numbers and measurement units according to the unit list below. Imperial units should be DELETED.

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

**Please use “dunhao” (、) in case of enumeration .

However, English commas are kept if most of the elements in a string are not localizable.

E.g. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, Active Desktop, Active Directory, ActiveX, BackOffice…

*** Please use “English” brackets in case of English text.

轉速計顯示引擎每分鐘的轉速 (r/min)。
Please use “English” quotation marks in case of English text.


**** Please do not use space between Chinese numbers and Chinese text: 二點九公里

*****This depends on whether the slash separates 2 individual words (e.g. on/off – no space) or 2 expressions (e.g. button ON / button OFF – space before and after the slash).

Always put a space between the translation of “No.” (French: N°; German: Nr. etc.) and the ensuing number.

Description English Chinese – Traditional
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. 《》
title marks – for chapters and sections <>
comma – two-byte comma ,
comma** ,
brackets – two-byte bracket ( )
brackets*** ()
full stop .
space between number and % 5% 5%
space between number and any kind of unit**** 12A 12 A
space between number and any kind of unit as adjective
(as in “12-volt battery”)
12-volt 12 伏特
spacing – minute (angle) 20’ 20’
spacing – degree (angle) 25° 25°
space before and after dash (–) 2.0 – 4.0 mm 0.7 – 0.8 mm
space before and after the slash (/) mark***** 12000 km/6000 km 12000 公里/6000 公里
Celsius °C °C
Fahrenheit °F °F
ampere A A
bar bar bar
cubic centimeter cm3, cc cm3
centimeter cm cm
cubic inch
foot ft (foot, feet) ft (呎)
grams of CO2 per km g/km g/km
imperial gallon Imp gal Imp gal
imperial ounces Imp oz Imp oz
imperial pint Imp pt Imp pt
imperial quart Imp qt Imp qt
inch in (inch, inches) in (吋)
kilogram kg kg
kilogram(-force) per square centimeter kg/cm2, kgf/cm2 kg/cm2
kilogram(-force) meter kg-m, kgf-m kg-m
kiloherz kHz kHz
kilometer km 公里
kilometer per hour km/h km/h
kilopascal kPa kPa
regarding to engine displacement L L
liter l (liter, liters) L (公升)
pound lb, lbs lb
pound(-force)-foot lb-ft, lbf-ft lb-ft
meter m m
mile mile (miles) 英哩
milliliter ml ml
millimeter mm mm
miles per gallon MPG MPG
imperial miles per gallon MPG IMP MPG IMP
US miles per gallon MPG US MPG US
miles per hour mph, miles/h 英哩/小時
newton N N
newton meter N·m, Nm Nm
pounds per square inch psi psi
revolutions per minute rpm, r/min r/min
volt V V
watt W W