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Using abbreviations for commonly known titles is encouraged. The abbreviations used should be uniform.
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Using abbreviations is encouraged. These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent.
  
 
==Countries==
 
==Countries==
 
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* '''United States of America''' should be abbreviated as '''US''' without periods, not U.S.A. or U.S.
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
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* '''United Kingdom''' should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
 
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* '''United States of America '''- should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
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* '''United Kingdom''' - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
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==Streets and roads==
 
==Streets and roads==
 
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*Street: '''St'''
*Street is St
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*Avenue: '''Ave'''
*Avenue is Ave
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*Drive: '''Dr'''
*Drive is Dr
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*Court: '''Ct'''
*Court is Ct
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*Road; '''Rd'''
*Road is Rd
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*Boulevard: '''Blvd'''
*Boulevard is Blvd
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*Freeway: '''Fwy'''
*Freeway is Fwy
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*Highway: '''Hwy'''
*Highway is Hwy
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*Expressway: '''Expwy'''
*Expressway is Expwy
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*Lane: '''Ln'''
*Lane is Ln
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*Jalan: '''Jl''' (Road in Indonesia and Malaysia)
*Jalan is Jl (Road in Indonesia)
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==Buildings==
 
==Buildings==
 
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
*Building is Bldg
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*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
*1F is "1st floor", 2F is "2nd floor", etc.
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==Date and time==
 
==Date and time==
 
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
See - [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
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==Measurements==
 
==Measurements==
 
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* kilometre or kilometres: '''km'''
* kilometre or kilometres is '''km'''
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* metre or metres: '''m'''
* metre or metres is '''m'''
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* centimetre or centimetres: '''cm'''
* centimetre or centimetres is '''cm'''
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* mile or miles: '''mi'''
* mile or miles is '''mi'''
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* inch or inches: '''in'''
* inch is '''in'''
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* Celsius: '''°C'''
* Celsius is °C
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* Fahrenheit: '''°F'''
* Fahrenheit is °F
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* Hour or hours: '''hr'''
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* Minutes: '''min'''
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
 
 
* Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
 
* Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
  
*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
 
  
 
{{WikitravelDoc|policies}}
 
{{WikitravelDoc|policies}}
  
 
[[ru:Wikitravel:Сокращения]]
 
[[ru:Wikitravel:Сокращения]]

Revision as of 00:03, 3 November 2012

Using abbreviations is encouraged. These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent.

Contents

Countries

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

Streets and roads

  • Street: St
  • Avenue: Ave
  • Drive: Dr
  • Court: Ct
  • Road; Rd
  • Boulevard: Blvd
  • Freeway: Fwy
  • Highway: Hwy
  • Expressway: Expwy
  • Lane: Ln
  • Jalan: Jl (Road in Indonesia and Malaysia)

Buildings

  • Building: Bldg
  • 1st floor: 1F, 2nd floor: 2F, etc

Date and time

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

Measurements

  • kilometre or kilometres: km
  • metre or metres: m
  • centimetre or centimetres: cm
  • mile or miles: mi
  • inch or inches: in
  • Celsius: °C
  • Fahrenheit: °F
  • Hour or hours: hr
  • Minutes: min

Contact

  • Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)

See also

Variants

Actions

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