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Using abbreviations is encouraged.<br />
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These abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.
  
Using abbreviations to symbolize long words or commonly known titles is encouraged.  However the abbreviations used should be uniform. This is especially true when it comes to abbreviations for countries.
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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>
  
=Country abbreviations=
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==Buildings==
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
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*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
  
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
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==Contact==
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* '''Wi-Fi''' is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
  
==Include periods==
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==Countries==
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* ''United Kingdom'' should be abbreviated as '''UK''' without periods/full stops, not U.K. (and not G.B. or GB, which is not coterminous with the UK)
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* ''United States of America'' should be abbreviated as '''US''' without periods/full stops, not U.S.A. or U.S.
  
United States of America - Always abbreviated as U.S. Never use U.S.A. or US.<br>
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==Currencies==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
==Exclude periods==
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==Dates and times==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Always abbreviate as UK. Never use U.K. or GB.
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==Streets and roads==
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*Avenue: '''Ave'''
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*Boulevard: '''Blvd'''
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*Court: '''Ct'''
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*Crescent: '''Cres'''
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*Drive: '''Dr'''
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*Expressway: '''Expwy'''
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*Freeway: '''Fwy'''
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*Highway: '''Hwy'''
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*Jalan: '''Jl''' (Road in Indonesia and Malaysia)
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*Junction: '''Jct'''
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*Lane: '''Ln'''
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*Place: '''Pl'''
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*Road: '''Rd'''
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*Route: '''Rte'''
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*Street: '''St'''
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==Measurements==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Measurements]]
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* kilometre or kilometres: '''km'''
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* metre or metres: '''m'''
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* centimetre or centimetres: '''cm'''
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* mile or miles: '''mi'''
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* inch or inches: '''in'''
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* Celsius: '''°C'''
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* Fahrenheit: '''°F'''
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* year or years: '''yr'''
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* hour or hours: '''hr'''
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* minutes: '''min'''
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==See also==
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*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
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Revision as of 22:05, 31 December 2012

Using abbreviations is encouraged.
These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent and generally should not include full stops or periods.

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!

Contents

Buildings

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

Contact

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

Countries

  • United Kingdom should be abbreviated as UK without periods/full stops, not U.K. (and not G.B. or GB, which is not coterminous with the UK)
  • United States of America should be abbreviated as US without periods/full stops, not U.S.A. or U.S.

Currencies

See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

Streets and roads

  • Avenue: Ave
  • Boulevard: Blvd
  • Court: Ct
  • Crescent: Cres
  • Drive: Dr
  • Expressway: Expwy
  • Freeway: Fwy
  • Highway: Hwy
  • Jalan: Jl (Road in Indonesia and Malaysia)
  • Junction: Jct
  • Lane: Ln
  • Place: Pl
  • Road: Rd
  • Route: Rte
  • Street: St

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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