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Re: Foreign:Spam?:Re: Use of abbr for the scientiifc equivalent ofavernacular name


From: Moore, Michael
Date: Apr 30, 2008 9:00AM

On Wed, April 30, 2008 14:22, Steve Green wrote:

Please don't top-post.

> The Latin name ought to be in the page text at least once.

That's a rather sweeping statement; surely it depends on the context?

Andy Mabbett
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I'm all for taking the context into consideration. Can you suggest a
context in which an author should arbitrarily decide that information
will be made available to some users and not others?


I think that this is a very good place to use the same method as in the
print world. If including the Latin/scientific name for a plant or
animal is important to the document, place it in line in text.

For example:

"The Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia), sometimes known as the ounce, is a
large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia from Afghanistan
to Lake Baikal and eastern Tibet."