Unit Wizard - Unit and Number Converter

This is a conversion program for units and some numeric conversions. Initially the unit conversions supported is a short list of common ones, which I plan to grow over time.

Features of the program include:

- swapping between from and to fields: units, values or both,

- dark and light color themes,

- preferences saved for color theme

- last unit selections and input value saved on exit and restored on start

- input field checked for proper unit format. Displays an inline error when invalid.

- range checks on values. Displays an inline error message if a value is out of range for the unit, ex. negative values for Kelvin.

Supported conversions:

Area:Acres, Hectares, Square Centimeters, Square Feet, Square Feet(US Survey), Square Inches, Square Kilometers, Square Meters, Square Miles, Square Millimeters, Square Rods, Square Yards, Townships

Distance/Length:Angstroms, Astronomical Units, Centimeters, Chains, Fathoms, Feet, Feet (US Survey), Furlongs, Hands, Inches, Kilometers, Leagues, Light Years, Links, Meters, Miles (US Statute), Miles (International), Miles (Nautical), Miles (US Survey), Parsecs, Rods, Yards, Yards (US Survey)

Mass:Carats (metric), Grains, Grams, Hundredweight, Kilograms, Milligrams, Ounces, Pounds, Stones, Tons, Tonnes

Numeral Systems:Western Arabic, Roman Numerals

Speed:Centimetres/Minute, Centimetres/Second, Feet/Hour, Feet/Minute, Feet/Second, Inches/Minute, Inches/Second, Kilometres/Hour,

Kilometres/Second, Knots, Mach, Meters/Hour, Meters/Minute,

Meters/Second, Miles/Hour, Miles/Minute, Miles/Second, Yards/Hour,

Yards/Minute, Yards/Second

Temperature:Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Rankine, Reaumur

Torque:Dyne Centimeters, Gram Centimeters, Kilogram Centimeters, Newton Centimeters, Newton Meters, Ounce Inches, Pound Feet, Pound Inches

Volume:Barrels (Crude Oil), Bushels, Cubic Inches, Cubic Feet, Cubic Yards,

Cubic Centimeters, Cubic Decimeters, Cubic Meters, Cups, Drams (Fluid), Gallons (US), Gallons (UK), Gills, Liters, Ounces (Fluid), Pecks, Pints (Dry), Pints (Fluid), Quarts (Dry), Quarts (Fluid), Milliliters, Tablespoons, Teaspoons

Note:Consider results of conversions to be beta. Perform a simple conversion check before using results for important tasks.

Changelog:

0.0.2 - 31 Aug 2009. Initial release.

0.0.3 - 5 Sep 2009. Add Mass, Torque. Add numlock(orange key). Remove keypress filter so all key hits are visible.

Todo:

More units to be added:

- Coordinates (Cartesian, Geographic, Cylindrical)

- date -> doy

- kitchen units (separate category, easier to access)

- pressure, density, angle, fuel consumption, energy, power, etc

- ascii

- numerals: Eastern Arabic (Arabic-Indic)

- file and memory storage space (KB MB GB TB to bytes)

- IEEE-754 Floating-Point Conversion to hex

- decimal to fractions

- suggestions??

Functionality to be added:

-reset prefs

- save last used units for each category

-save conversions to a list

-add reference pages

-add multiconvert scene: show all conversion results simultaneously for

units in a category

-international number formatting (comma vs period in Europe)

-fractional digits setting

-suggestions??