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(<small>Note: The abbreviations below are emboldened for clarity of exposition but, of course, we don't use bold face for abbreviations in Wikitravel articles just because its an abbreviation!</small>)
(In line with our ''Brevity is Best'' philosophy, most country abbreviations do not include full stops or periods:)
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Using abbreviations is encouraged.<br />  
 
Using abbreviations is encouraged.<br />  
 
These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent.
 
These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent.
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In line with our ''Brevity is Best'' philosophy, most country abbreviations do not include full stops or periods:
 
* ''United States of America'' should be abbreviated as '''US''' without periods, not U.S.A. or U.S.
 
* ''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.
 
* ''United Kingdom'' should be abbreviated as '''UK''' without periods, not U.K. or GB.
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* Celsius: '''°C'''
 
* Celsius: '''°C'''
 
* Fahrenheit: '''°F'''
 
* Fahrenheit: '''°F'''
* Year or years: '''yr'''
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* year or years: '''yr'''
* Hour or hours: '''hr'''
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* hour or hours: '''hr'''
* Minutes: '''min'''
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* minutes: '''min'''
 
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Revision as of 20:45, 11 November 2012

Contents

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

Note: The abbreviations below are emboldened for clarity of exposition but, of course, we don't use bold face for abbreviations in Wikitravel articles just because its an abbreviation!

Buildings

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

Contact

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

Countries

In line with our Brevity is Best philosophy, most country abbreviations do not include full stops or periods:

  • 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.

Currencies

See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

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)

Measurements

See: Wikitravel: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
  • year or years: yr
  • hour or hours: hr
  • minutes: min


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