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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.
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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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==Currencies==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
==Include periods==
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==Dates and times==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
  
*United States of America - should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
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==Facilities==
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* Air conditioning: '''air-con'''
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* '''Wi-Fi''' is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
  
==Exclude periods==
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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'''
  
*United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
 
  
=Streets and Roads=
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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'''
  
*Street is St.
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*Road is Rd.
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==See also==
*Boulevard is Blvd.
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*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
*Place is PL
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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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