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This ought to be more about how to use the wiki markup than about style guidelines but those ought to be mentioned via link.
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This page will have future additions and revisions to cover most topics that editors may encounter.
  
===Typographic Conventions===
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== Local information ==
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* The [[PC-BSD{{RM}} Wiki:Template QuickRef]] gives a syntax overview of many templates likely to be found or used on any wiki page.
  
The PC-BSD Handbook uses the following typographic conventions:
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* Our [[PC-BSD{{RM}} Wiki:Style Guidelines]] is a detailed prescription for how the wiki pages ought to be developed.
  
:'''bold text:''' represents a command written at the command line. In usage examples, the font is changed with any command output displayed in unbolded text.
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== Other handy info ==
  
:''italic text:'' used to represent device names or file name paths.
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==== Special Characters ====
  
:''' ''bold italic text:'' ''' used to emphasize an important point.
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; margin-top:5px; margin-bottom:15px; border-collapse: collapse;"
 
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===Language usage and word choice===
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To facilitate future translations avoid the following:
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;Contractions
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:in place of '''''don't''''', '''''can't''''' or '''''won't''''' use '''do not''', '''cannot''', or '''will not'''.
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;Avoid brand names
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:use '''web''' ''search'' instead of '''''Google''' search''
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===Special Characters===
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;Traversal of menus/windows
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:use an arrow (➜) as in the example:
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::PC-BSD control panel ➜ System manager ➜ System packages tab
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; margin-top:5px; border-collapse: collapse;"
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|+ Reference
 
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<!-- LEFT Column -->
 
<!-- LEFT Column -->
 
| style="width:33%; background:#F6FFf6; padding:1em; text-align:left; border:solid #BFBFA3; border-width:2px 1px 2px 2px;" valign="top"|
 
| style="width:33%; background:#F6FFf6; padding:1em; text-align:left; border:solid #BFBFA3; border-width:2px 1px 2px 2px;" valign="top"|
;Punctuation
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; Punctuation
*apostrophe ( ’ ' )
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* apostrophe ( ’ ' )
*brackets ( [ ], ( ), { }, ⟨ ⟩ )
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* brackets ( [ ], ( ), { }, ⟨ ⟩ )
*colon ( : )
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* colon ( : )
*comma ( , )
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* comma ( , )
*dash ( ‒, –, —, ― )
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* dash ( ‒, –, —, ― )
*ellipsis ( …, ..., . . . )
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* ellipsis ( …, ..., . . . )
*exclamation mark ( ! )
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* exclamation mark ( ! )
*full stop/period ( . )
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* full stop/period ( . )
*guillemets ( « » )
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* guillemets ( « » )
*hyphen ( ‐ )
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* hyphen ( ‐ )
*hyphen-minus ( - )
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* hyphen-minus ( - )
*question mark ( ? )
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* question mark ( ? )
*quotation marks ( ‘ ’, “ ”, ' ', " " )
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* quotation marks ( ‘ ’, “ ”, ' ', " " )
*semicolon ( ; )
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* semicolon ( ; )
*slash/stroke ( / )
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* slash/stroke ( / )
*solidus ( ⁄ )
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* solidus ( ⁄ )
 
<!-- MIDDLE Column -->
 
<!-- MIDDLE Column -->
 
| style="width:33%; background:#F6FFf6; padding:1em; text-align:left; border:solid #BFBFA3; border-width:2px 1px 2px 1px;" valign="top"|
 
| style="width:33%; background:#F6FFf6; padding:1em; text-align:left; border:solid #BFBFA3; border-width:2px 1px 2px 1px;" valign="top"|
;Word dividers
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; Word dividers
*space ( ) ( ) ( ) (␠) (␢) (␣)
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* space ( ) ( ) ( ) (␠) (␢) (␣)
*interpunct ( · )
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* interpunct ( · )
;General typography
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; General typography
*ampersand ( & )
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* ampersand ( & )
*at sign ( @ )
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* at sign ( @ )
*asterisk ( * )
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* asterisk ( * )
*backslash ( \ )
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* backslash ( \ )
*bullet ( • )
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* bullet ( • )
*caret ( ^ )
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* caret ( ^ )
*dagger ( †, ‡ )
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* dagger ( †, ‡ )
*degree ( ° )
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* degree ( ° )
*ditto mark ( 〃 )
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* ditto mark ( 〃 )
*inverted exclamation mark ( ¡ )
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* inverted exclamation mark ( ¡ )
*inverted question mark ( ¿ )
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* inverted question mark ( ¿ )
*number sign/pound/hash/octothorpe ( # )
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* number sign/pound/hash/octothorpe ( # )
 
<!-- RIGHT Column -->
 
<!-- RIGHT Column -->
 
| style="width:33%; background:#F6FFf6; padding:1em; text-align:left; border:solid #BFBFA3; border-width:2px 2px 2px 1px;" valign="top"|
 
| style="width:33%; background:#F6FFf6; padding:1em; text-align:left; border:solid #BFBFA3; border-width:2px 2px 2px 1px;" valign="top"|
*numero sign ( № )
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* numero sign ( № )
*obelus ( ÷ )
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* obelus ( ÷ )
*ordinal indicator ( º, ª )
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* ordinal indicator ( º, ª )
*percent etc. ( %, ‰, ‱ )
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* percent etc. ( %, ‰, ‱ )
*pilcrow ( ¶ )
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* pilcrow ( ¶ )
*prime ( ′, ″, ‴ )
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* prime ( ′, ″, ‴ )
*section sign ( § )
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* section sign ( § )
*tilde ( ~ )
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* tilde ( ~ )
*underscore/understrike ( _ )
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* underscore/understrike ( _ )
*vertical/broken bar, pipe ( ¦, | )
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* vertical/broken bar, pipe ( ¦, | )
;Intellectual property
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; Intellectual property
*copyright symbol ( © )
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* copyright symbol ( © )
*registered trademark ( ® )
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* registered trademark ( ® )
*sound recording copyright ( ℗ )
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* sound recording copyright ( ℗ )
*service mark ( ℠ )
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* service mark ( ℠ )
*trademark ( ™ )
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* trademark ( ™ )
 
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| colspan="17" style="background:#F8F8F8;font-size:small"| '''Dingbats'''
 
| colspan="17" style="background:#F8F8F8;font-size:small"| '''Dingbats'''
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* [[wikipedia:E-Prime#Discouraged_forms_and_rationale_for_typical_replacements]]
 
* [[wikipedia:E-Prime#Discouraged_forms_and_rationale_for_typical_replacements]]
 
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==== [[Wikimedia:meta:Help:Editing]]====
 
  
[[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Manual of Style]]
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=== [[wikimedia:meta:Help:Editing]] ===
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[[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Manual of Style]]

Latest revision as of 03:08, 24 September 2013


This page will have future additions and revisions to cover most topics that editors may encounter.

Local information

Other handy info

Special Characters

Reference
Punctuation
  • apostrophe ( ’ ' )
  • brackets ( [ ], ( ), { }, ⟨ ⟩ )
  • colon ( : )
  • comma ( , )
  • dash ( ‒, –, —, ― )
  • ellipsis ( …, ..., . . . )
  • exclamation mark ( ! )
  • full stop/period ( . )
  • guillemets ( « » )
  • hyphen ( ‐ )
  • hyphen-minus ( - )
  • question mark ( ? )
  • quotation marks ( ‘ ’, “ ”, ' ', " " )
  • semicolon ( ; )
  • slash/stroke ( / )
  • solidus ( ⁄ )
Word dividers
  • space ( ) ( ) ( ) (␠) (␢) (␣)
  • interpunct ( · )
General typography
  • ampersand ( & )
  • at sign ( @ )
  • asterisk ( * )
  • backslash ( \ )
  • bullet ( • )
  • caret ( ^ )
  • dagger ( †, ‡ )
  • degree ( ° )
  • ditto mark ( 〃 )
  • inverted exclamation mark ( ¡ )
  • inverted question mark ( ¿ )
  • number sign/pound/hash/octothorpe ( # )
  • numero sign ( № )
  • obelus ( ÷ )
  • ordinal indicator ( º, ª )
  • percent etc. ( %, ‰, ‱ )
  • pilcrow ( ¶ )
  • prime ( ′, ″, ‴ )
  • section sign ( § )
  • tilde ( ~ )
  • underscore/understrike ( _ )
  • vertical/broken bar, pipe ( ¦, | )
Intellectual property
  • copyright symbol ( © )
  • registered trademark ( ® )
  • sound recording copyright ( ℗ )
  • service mark ( ℠ )
  • trademark ( ™ )


Dingbats
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Notes
1. As of Unicode version 6.1


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