German (Localization of numbers and measurement units)

Localize numbers and measurement units according to the unit list below.

If imperial units are written in the target OM, they 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 German
decimal 8.5 8,5
thousand separator 1300 1300
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/6000 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-Volt
°F °F
ampere Amperzahl
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 lbs
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 U/min
volt Volt
watt Watt