Acronyms and abbreviations

The definition for an acronym/abbreviation is placed inside parentheses following the acronym/abbreviation.

Textile example: Acronyms and abbreviations

The four main UN-agencies are the WHO(World Health Organisation), the ILO(International Labour Organisation), the UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and the IAEA(International Atomic Energy Authority).

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More about: Acronyms and abbreviations

1. An acronym or abbreviation consists of three or more capitalized letters. Acronyms or abbreviations with mixed capitalization, such as GmbH(Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) are not recognized. This was discussed in the Textpattern forum.

2. Textile will output the <abbr> tag instead of the deprecated <acronym> tag if your doctype preference is set to HTML5.

3. See also Uppercase words.

Further reading: Acronyms and abbreviations

  1. MDN: The HTML <abbr> element
  2. MDN: The HTML <acronym> element (obsolete)

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