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FAOSTYLE

FAOSTYLE

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These pages contain house style to be followed when preparing FAO documents and publications. It is assumed that standard Word text-processing software will be used in the majority of cases, and therefore Word shortcut keys (for PC) have been given where appropriate.

A copy of this document should be attached to all contracts issued to external editors. The document is also available on the Internet at: www.fao.org/publishing/

Contents

Spelling and terminology

English usage

Punctuation

Full stops/full points/periods

Commas

Colons

Semicolons

Parentheses/brackets

Hyphens

En rules

Apostrophes

Quotation marks/inverted commas

Lists

Ellipses

Capitalization

Use of italic

Abbreviations and acronyms

Numbers, units and dates

Numbers

Units

Mathematics and equations

Dates

Time

Currencies

Bibliographic style

FAO recommended word list


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