French (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, e.g.: “»ACC«IGNITION SWITCH POSITION”.

**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 French
decimal 8.5 8,5
thousand separator 1300 1 300
ten thousand separator 12000 12 000
minus mark –40 -40
quotation marks – primary “” “”
quotation marks – secondary* «  »
space before and after – 0.7 – 0.8 mm 0,7 – 0,8 mm
space before and after the / mark** 12000 km/6000 km 12 000 km/6 000 km
space between number and % 5% 5 %
space between number and °C –40°C -40 °C
space between number and A 12A 12 A
space between number and V 12V 12 V
space between number and W 12W 12 W
minute (angle)
degree (angle) ° °
as in 12-volt battery 12-volt 12 volts
°F °F
ampere ampère
bar bar
cc cc
cm cm
cm3 cm3
ft, foot (feet) ft
g/km g/km
Imp gal Imp gal
Imp oz Imp oz
Imp pt Imp pt
Imp qt Imp qt
in., inch (inches) in
kg kg
kg/cm2 kg/cm2
kgf-m kgf-m
kg-m kg-m
kHz kHz
km km
km/h km/h
kPa kPa
l l
lbf-ft lbf-ft
lb-ft lb-ft
lbs lb
m m
mA mA
mile (miles) mi
ml ml
mm mm
mph mph
N·m N·m
Nm N·m
psi psi
r/min, rpm tr/min
volt volt
watt watt