[NTG-context] OT world history: other measuring systems?

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Tue Jan 25 10:44:59 CET 2022


Hi all,
just out of curiosity and since some of you are knowledgable in many 
fields: Were there widely accepted measuring systems in Asia before the 
introduction of the imperial or metric system? In Europe there was a 
mess of local miles, feet, cubits, inches etc.; why didn’t "we" stick to 
the Roman system?

(Also Knuth’s Potrzebie system unfortunately couldn’t unite the world... 
https://webmadness.net/blog/?post=knuth ;))

Hraban


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