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Using abbreviations to symbolize long words or commonly known titles is encouraged. However the abbreviations used should be uniform.
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{{Shortcut|[[Abbrev.]]}}
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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.
  
=Country abbreviations=
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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>
  
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
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==Buildings==
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
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*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
  
==Include periods==
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==Contact==
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* '''Wi-Fi''' is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
  
*United States of America - should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
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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.
  
==Exclude periods==
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==Currencies==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
*United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
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==Dates and times==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
  
=Streets and Roads=
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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'''
  
*Street is St.
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==Measurements==
*Road is Rd.
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See: [[Wikitravel:Measurements]]
*Boulevard is Blvd.
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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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