[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/faq: replace "Mo" with Bytes

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Sep 18 18:06:29 EEST 2017

Le jour du Génie, an CCXXV, Werner Robitza a écrit :
> Replaces French "Mo" with "Bytes".
> Signed-off-by: Werner Robitza <werner.robitza at gmail.com>
> ---
>  doc/faq.texi | 5 +++--
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

No. "Octet" originated from French but has been imported to English
because "byte" causes a lot of confusion with "bit". RFCs and other
texts where accuracy matters have started to adopt it since long ago
(although not all of them did consistently, of course). With audio-video
tools, the confusion with bits is quite frequent, that makes a good
reason to take all steps to avoid it.


  Nicolas George
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