|Definition:|| character or combination of characters denoting a quantity
NOTE 1 – A simple quantity symbol is preferably one, or in some cases two, letters of the Latin or Greek alphabets and may include subscripts, superscripts, or other modifying signs. The letters are in italic (sloping) type, using preferably a font with serifs. The subscripts and superscripts are printed either in roman (upright) type, or, when they denote quantities, variables, or running numbers, in italic (sloping) type. See ISO 80000-1 and IEC 60027-1 for more details and for the combination of symbols.
NOTE 2 – Internationally standardized quantity symbols are given in ISO/IEC 80000, ISO 31, and IEC 60027. Examples: