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Old 03-27-2007, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new here:
Anyone know of a unit conversion program like convert.exe?
I need to convert english to SI units (inches - mm, lbs force - Newtons, grams - ounces, etc).
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know of a free unit converter but its midlet application, il give it a try with my phone and tell you it works.

But if want something fast use Google calculator. It does all kinds of measurement conversions.

example type this in Google : 5 inches in mm

heres another one


example type this in Google : 5 grams in ounces
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Here's a basic one that works just fine on my Pearl:

http://www.getjar.com/products/4193/UnitConverter

It doesn't really do force conversions like a more advanced converter, but it handles a plethora of the basics (weight. mass, distance, velocity, even hex/octal/etc.)
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I haven't tried this one, just found it via GetJar while getting you the other URL; it apparently does Force, and is GPL (open source) to boot:

http://www.getjar.com/products/6737/ELC
http://simonepernice.freehostia.com/J2ME/ELC/elc.html

I'm about to download it and give it a whirl...

EDIT: it installs fine but fails to run, I've written an email to the author witht he error in hopes we can get it working. I'll try and followup if I get a response...
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I am new here:
Anyone know of a unit conversion program like convert.exe?
I need to convert english to SI units (inches - mm, lbs force - Newtons, grams - ounces, etc).
thanks
I find the built-in Blackberry Calculator program useful for (a limited number of) metric-English, and vice versa conversions. Just enter a number, push the trackwheel, and select a conversion.
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I find the built-in Blackberry Calculator program useful for (a limited number of) metric-English, and vice versa conversions. Just enter a number, push the trackwheel, and select a conversion.
I use the standard BB calculator program to convert some units.
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What drives me nuts is simple calculator converters do cm, not mm. Sure it's a decimal off, but who uses cm anyway?

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. Sure it's a decimal off, but who uses cm anyway?

Steve
The rest of the world? anyways, I been looking for a conversion for flow rates, maybe this ELC can do the trick I'll give it a try.
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The rest of the world? anyways, I been looking for a conversion for flow rates, maybe this ELC can do the trick I'll give it a try.
ELC crashy mccrashes on me, the author sent me a reply that he thinks it's the code obsfucation being used when he builds. He said he'd try and get time to look at it, but is busy right now. *shrug*
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I'm looking for a simple conversion tool also. Did anyone get the version above working with there BB? If someone could help me out I would appreciate it.
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