German (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.

**But: 5%ig

***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 German
decimal 8.5 8,5
thousand separator 1250 1250
ten thousand separator 24000 24 000
minus mark –40 –40
quotation marks – primary “” „“
quotation marks – secondary* » «
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-Volt
spacing – minute (angle) 20’ 20’
spacing – degree (angle) 25° 25°
space before and after dash (–) 0.7 – 0.8 mm 0,7–0,8 mm
space before and after the slash (/) mark*** 12000 km/6000 km 12 000 km/6000 km
Celsius °C °C
Fahrenheit °F °F
ampere A A
bar bar bar
cubic centimeter cm3, cc cm3
centimeter cm cm
cubic inch cu in
foot ft (foot, feet) ft
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
kilogram kg kg
kilogram(-force) per square centimeter kg/cm2, kgf/cm2 kgf/cm2
kilogram(-force) meter kg-m, kgf-m kgf-m
kiloherz kHz kHz
kilometer km km
kilometer per hour km/h km/h
kilopascal kPa kPa
regarding to engine displacement L L
liter l (liter, liters) l
pound lb, lbs lb
pound(-force)-foot lb-ft, lbf-ft lb-ft
meter m m
mile mile (miles) Meile (Meilen)
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 mph
newton N N
newton meter N·m, Nm Nm
pounds per square inch psi psi
revolutions per minute rpm, r/min U/min
volt V V
watt W W