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Section3.23Scientific Units

If you are writing about science or engineering, or even if you are not, there is extensive support for scientific units. So, for example, you could author a force in metric units as

<quantity>
    <mag>20.7</mag>
    <unit prefix="kilo" base="gram" />
    <unit base="meter" />
    <per  base="second" exp="2" />
</quantity>

This would be rendered as 20.7 kg ms2. More in Section 6.17.