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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.)
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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>
  
* '''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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==Buildings==
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
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*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
  
==Streets and roads==
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==Currencies==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
*Street is St
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==Dates and times==
*Avenue is Ave
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
*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==
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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)
  
*Building is Bldg
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==Streets and roads==
*1F is "1st floor", 2F is "2nd floor", etc.
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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'''
  
==Date and time==
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===US routes===
 
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Numbered highways in the US are abbreviated as follows:
See - [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
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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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[[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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