[linux-audio-dev] ALSA features.

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Mon Sep 5 05:41:39 EDT 2005


On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 09:37 +0200, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> Dan Mills wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 September 2005 22:00, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> > > You seem to mention "db" but I see "dB" everywhere in the datasheets.
> > > Are "db" and "dB" the same. If not, can someone please explain the
> > > difference, as "db" seems more important to people here.
> >
> > It just depends on if you consider the Bell in question to be a proper noun!
> 
> With "Alexander Graham" in front, it certainly is.

wikipedia says:
 
The d is lowercase, as it is the SI prefix deci-, and the B is
capitalized, as it is an abbreviation of a name-derived unit, the bel,
named for Alexander Graham Bell. Written out it becomes decibel.



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> HTH
> Clemens
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