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(put a link in here, as the other article is more comprehesive, and we don't really want to document this twice.)
(both countries exemplified conform to our general advice in the lead not to use periods; therefore the country section is redundant)
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Using abbreviations for commonly known titles is encouraged. 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.
  
==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>
  
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
  
* '''United States of America '''- should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
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==Currencies==
* '''United Kingdom''' - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
==Streets and roads==
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==Dates and times==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
  
*Street is St
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==Facilities==
*Avenue is Ave
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* Air conditioning: '''air-con'''
*Drive is Dr
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* '''Wi-Fi''' is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
*Court is Ct
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*Road is Rd
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*Boulevard is Blvd
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*Freeway is Fwy
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*Highway is Hwy
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*Expressway is Expwy
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*Lane is Ln
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*Jalan is Jl (Road in Indonesia)
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==Buildings==
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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'''
  
*Building is Bldg
 
*1F is "1st floor", 2F is "2nd floor", etc.
 
 
==Date and time==
 
 
See - [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
 
  
 
==Measurements==
 
==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'''
  
* 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
 
 
==Contact==
 
 
* Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
  
*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
 
  
 
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[[ru:Wikitravel:Сокращения]]
 
[[ru:Wikitravel:Сокращения]]

Revision as of 09:34, 14 January 2013

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

Currencies

See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

Facilities

  • Air conditioning: air-con
  • Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)

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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