1. Use numerals for measurements of weight, volume, and in count values even if the number is less than 10. Always spell out the unit unless the description is UI-specific.
2. For units in decimal form and are less than one, add a zero before the decimal point.
3. Spelled out units of measurements by default takes on its plural form except when the number is 1.
Clarification: fractional numbers less than 1, which are written as decimals take on the unit of measurement’s plural form.
.17 fluid ounces
4. Hyphenated units of measurement take on the unit’s singular form. Never hyphenate a numeral with a unit’s abbreviated form.
2-kilogram chicken breast
7 lb. past
5. Only abbreviated non-SI or Imperial units contain a period at the end.
2 tbsp. of sugar
0.4 kg of chicken breast
1 gal. of milk
6. For abbreviated units (to be used when describing values as they appear in the UI), add a space between the unit and the number.
Enter a specific yield size value and select its unit. For example, “1.4 kg”.
7. If a sentence ends with an abbreviated non-SI or Imperial unit of measurement, DO NOT add another period after the abbreviation.
Enter a specific serving size value and select its unit. For example, “0.6 lb.”