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Italian alphabet and characters
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Italian grammar rules
There are two grammatical genders in Italian:
And two numbers
Nouns and adjectives decline into four cases:
Italian formatting rules
|First day of the week||Monday|
|Working days||Monday to Friday|
|Short date format||dd/MM/yyyy or dd/MM/yy, as well as dd.M.yy|
|e.g. 24/03/2016 or 24/03/16 or 24.3.16|
|Long date format||dddd d MMMM yyyy or d MMMM yyyy, as well as d-MMM-yy|
|e.g. mercoledì 24 marzo 2016 / 24 marzo 2016 / 24-mar-16|
Numbers and measurements
Italian capitalisation usage
Should be capitalised
- People’s and product names.
- Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
- Headings/titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
- In UI items made up of two alternative commands separated by a slash (/), both commands begin with an upper-case character.
Example: Import/Export Files = Importa/Esporta file
- Names of keyboard keys should be written in all capital letters.
Example: Enter = INVIO
- Legal documents, such as agreements, licenses, and statements, may include entire upper-case paragraphs and/or common nouns beginning with upper-case. These conventions in the source document may have legal implications and should be retained in target.
Should NOT be capitalised
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