[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Aug 8 05:38:18 BST 2010


On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 18:13:18 -0600, Kevin Atkinson wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Aug 2010, Paul Johnson wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 23:32:54 -0600, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
>>
>>> Rather than "United Stated Highway 29 Frontage Road" just "U.S. 29
>>> Frontage Road" or maybe "US 29 Frontage Road". Why.  Because no will
>>> say the formal out load.
>>>
>>> Rather than "Interstate 95 Frontage Road", just "I-95 Frontage Road".
>>> Why?  Even though some will say the formal, most just say the letter
>>> I.
>>
>> You can do this in the renderer or text-to-speech system if you use the
>> unabridged form.
> 
> Hu?
> 
> Can you please elaborate?

Rather than tagging for the renderer, change the renderer for the data, 
so when it sees, say, "Interstate xxx", it abbreviates it to your liking.




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