Abbreviations: On the web and in print
How do we write abbreviations so that they display appropriately on the web page and in print?
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Sometimes an abbreviation is also an acronym (i.e. pronounced as a word) and set in small caps. For this case, we can combine the abbreviation and small caps markup:
Using the page text variables introduced in PmWiki 2.2, it is possible to define all abbreviations on a single wiki page. We can then use text variable markup to pick up and re-use these definitions wherever they are needed, inside the abbreviation markup.
In a perfect world, we would set capitalised abbreviations, such as OSS or XML, one size smaller than the rest of the text. The backtick-abbreviation markup is a shortcut for this: