User:Dl2000/Australia MoS draft

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The following guidelines apply to articles on Australia-related topics under the purview of the WikiProject Australia.

For general conventions, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style.

Naming conventions

People

See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people).

Usually, a biographical article should be named in the way the names of the person who is the article's subject usually appears in English-language publications in Australia.

Places

See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (geographic names)#Australia.

Content

Currency

In accordance with Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Currency, the first time an Australian dollar amount appears in an article, indicate it like this: "[[Australian dollar|AU$]]100" (result: "AU$100"). Subsequently, the "AU" may be omitted (for example, "$100") unless this would be unclear (for instance, if two or more currencies are referred to in the article).

See also WP:$.

Dates

Dates are indicated with the day before the month (International format), that is, "9 August" and "9 August 1965". Therefore, in accordance with Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Strong national ties to a topic, in articles:

Infoboxes

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Measurements

Measurements should be set out using the metric system. Measurements in the Imperial system may be provided in parentheses after the metric measurement as can be done conveniently using the {{Convert}} template.

Pronunciation

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Spelling

Spelling used on Australian-related articles should follow Australian English practice.

The {{Australian English}} template may be used on talk pages of Australian articles, especially in cases where editors require guidance on the applicable spelling conventions.

See also Wikipedia:Manual of Style#National varieties of English.

Templates

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Notes