Hong Kong Catty

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Hong Kong Catty

Postby GweiloHKG » Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:28 am

The on-line converter includes "Imperial Chinese" weight conversions. "Jin" (Mandarin - Mainland China) or "Kan" (Cantonese - Hong Kong) are represented by the same written Chinese character but that is where the similarities end.

The Jin currently supported by this site is equivalent to 0.5kg. There are 10 Liang per Jin.

In Hong Kong, a Kan (officially known as Catty in English) is equivalent to 0.60478982kg. Furthermore there are 16 Liang (leung) per Kan.

Is there any chance of getting a Hong Kong section added to the web converter?

If we license your downloadable product, does it support the Hong Kong Kan?

Here are the legal definitions (taken from the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department web site):

1 picul (tam) = 100 catties
1 catty (kan) = 0.60478982 kilogram
1 tael (leung) = 1/16 catty
1 mace (tsin) = 1/160 catty
1 candareen (fan) = 1/1600 catty
1 tael troy = 37.429 grams
1 mace troy = 1/10 tael troy
1 candareen troy = 1/10 mace troy


Thanks in advance,

Rob
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