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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 in [[listing]]s.<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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Editors may want to choose the appropriate abbreviation from those below which are both widely understood and unambiguous. However, don't knock yourself out "correcting" Rt to Rte - there is more important work to be done in [[Wikitravel:Plunge forward|plunging forward]] and writing the World's most complete, up-to-date and accurate free Travel Guide!
  
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
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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>
 
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* '''United States of America '''- should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
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* '''United Kingdom''' - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
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==Streets and roads==
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*Street is St
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*Avenue is Ave
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*Drive is Dr
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*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==
 
==Buildings==
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
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*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
  
*Building is Bldg
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==Currencies==
*1F is "1st floor", 2F is "2nd floor", etc.
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
==Date and time==
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==Dates and times==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
  
In listings, the days of the week should be abbreviated:
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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)
  
*Days should be M Tu W Th F Sa Su
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==Streets and roads==
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*Avenue: '''Ave'''
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*Boulevard: '''Blvd'''
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*Crescent: '''Cres'''
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*Drive: '''Dr'''
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*Expressway: '''Expy'''
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*Freeway: '''Fwy'''
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*Highway: '''Hwy'''
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*Jalan: '''Jl''' (Road in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)
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*Junction: '''Jct'''
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*Lane: '''Ln'''
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*Mount: '''Mt'''
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*Mountain: '''Mtn'''
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*Parkway: '''Pkwy'''
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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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*Square: '''Sq'''
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*Turnpike: '''Tpke'''
  
Times should be either 12-hour time (e.g. 9AM, 5PM, noon or midnight) or 24-hour time (e.g. 17:00).
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===US routes===
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Numbered highways in the US are abbreviated as follows:
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*Interstates: I-80
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*National highways: US-395
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*State highways: CA-49
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*For country routes or other smaller roads, spell them out completely.
  
 
==Measurements==
 
==Measurements==
 
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See: [[Wikitravel:Measurements]]
* kilometre or kilometres is '''km'''
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* kilometre or kilometres: '''km'''
* metre or metres is '''m'''
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* metre or metres: '''m'''
* centimetre or centimetres is '''cm'''
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* centimetre or centimetres: '''cm'''
* mile or miles is '''mi'''
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* mile or miles: '''mi'''
* inch is '''in'''
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* inch or inches: '''in'''
* Celsius is °C
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* Celsius: '''°C'''
* Fahrenheit is °F
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* Fahrenheit: '''°F'''
 
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* year or years: '''yr'''
==Contact==
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* hour or hours: '''hr'''
 
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* minutes: '''min'''
* Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
  
*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
 
  
 
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{{WikitravelDoc|policies}}
  
 
[[ru:Wikitravel:Сокращения]]
 
[[ru:Wikitravel:Сокращения]]

Revision as of 12:30, 1 February 2013

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

Editors may want to choose the appropriate abbreviation from those below which are both widely understood and unambiguous. However, don't knock yourself out "correcting" Rt to Rte - there is more important work to be done in plunging forward and writing the World's most complete, up-to-date and accurate free Travel Guide!

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
  • Crescent: Cres
  • Drive: Dr
  • Expressway: Expy
  • Freeway: Fwy
  • Highway: Hwy
  • Jalan: Jl (Road in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)
  • Junction: Jct
  • Lane: Ln
  • Mount: Mt
  • Mountain: Mtn
  • Parkway: Pkwy
  • Place: Pl
  • Road: Rd
  • Route: Rte
  • Street: St
  • Square: Sq
  • Turnpike: Tpke

US routes

Numbered highways in the US are abbreviated as follows:

  • Interstates: I-80
  • National highways: US-395
  • State highways: CA-49
  • For country routes or other smaller roads, spell them out completely.

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

See also

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