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*Freeway is Fwy
 
*Freeway is Fwy
 
*Highway is Hwy
 
*Highway is Hwy
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*Building is Bldg
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*Lane is Ln
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*1F is "1st floor"
 
*Jalan is Jl (Road in Indonesia)
 
*Jalan is Jl (Road in Indonesia)
  
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In listings, the days of the week should be abbreviated:
 
In listings, the days of the week should be abbreviated:
  
*Days should be M Tu W Th F Sa Su, times should be 12 hour time, AM or PM.
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*Days should be M Tu W Th F Sa Su
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Times should be either 12-hour time (e.g. 9AM, 5PM, noon or midnight) or 24-hour time (e.g. 17:00).
  
 
==Measurements==
 
==Measurements==
  
 
* kilometre or kilometres is '''km'''
 
* kilometre or kilometres is '''km'''
 
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* metre or metres is '''m'''
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* centimetre or centimetres is '''cm'''
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* mile or miles is '''mi'''
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* inch is '''in'''
 
* Celsius is °C
 
* Celsius is °C
 
* Fahrenheit is °F
 
* Fahrenheit is °F

Revision as of 03:00, 7 November 2011

Using abbreviations for commonly known titles is encouraged. The abbreviations used should be uniform.

Contents

Countries

Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.

  • United States of America - should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
  • United Kingdom - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.

Streets and roads

  • Street is St
  • Avenue is Ave
  • Drive is Dr
  • Court is Ct
  • Road is Rd
  • Boulevard is Blvd
  • Freeway is Fwy
  • Highway is Hwy
  • Building is Bldg
  • Lane is Ln
  • 1F is "1st floor"
  • Jalan is Jl (Road in Indonesia)

Days of the week

In listings, the days of the week should be abbreviated:

  • Days should be M Tu W Th F Sa Su

Times should be either 12-hour time (e.g. 9AM, 5PM, noon or midnight) or 24-hour time (e.g. 17:00).

Measurements

  • kilometre or kilometres is km
  • metre or metres is m
  • centimetre or centimetres is cm
  • mile or miles is mi
  • inch is in
  • Celsius is °C
  • Fahrenheit is °F


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