1798 final metre = 5130740 x 864/107 = 443·296 lines .*. French foot (= 144 lines) = 0·24839
metree. Toise = 1.49034 meters.
In 1800 a decree authorizing the use of a more popular nomenclature was issued in lieu of metric terms.
In 1812 a parallel system was established in which the old names and customary fractions were applied to the new units: thus, the length of 2 metres was called a toise and divided into 6 pieds that were (1/3)
meter in length.