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Fixed #19348 - Clarified the units of filesizeformat.

Thanks george_edison for the report and Claude Paroz for the patch.
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@@ -1456,6 +1456,14 @@ For example::
If ``value`` is 123456789, the output would be ``117.7 MB``.
+.. admonition:: File sizes and SI units
+
+ Strictly speaking, ``filesizeformat`` does not conform to the International
+ System of Units which recommends using KiB, MiB, GiB, etc. when byte sizes
+ are calculated in powers of 1024 (which is the case here). Instead, Django
+ uses traditional unit names (KB, MB, GB, etc.) corresponding to names that
+ are more commonly used.
+
.. templatefilter:: first
first

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