Acronyms and Terminology Guidelines

Windows Mobile 6.5
4/19/2010

You can help users learn more quickly by using terminology that is clear, consistent, and familiar. Avoid jargon such as "screen real estate" and "reboot."

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Translating jargon increases localization time and costs.

When using acronyms, follow these guidelines:

  • Confirm that the acronym isn't already being used to represent a different phrase or name.
  • To conserve user interface space, do not spell out acronyms.
  • Determine whether the acronym will be problematic in languages other than English.

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