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Latin American Spanish alphabet and characters
The Latin American Spanish alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Romance languages.
Latin American Spanish grammar rules
Nouns in Spanish have two genders: masculine and feminine. They inflect for number (singular and plural), however the devision between countable and uncountable is ambiguous.
Latin American Spanish formatting rules
|Short date format||d-M-yy as well as d/M/yy; dd/MM/yy and d.M.yy; dd.MM.yy|
|e.g. 24-3-16 or 24/3/16; 24/03/16 or 24.3.16; 24.03.16|
|Long date format||dddd d de MMMM de yyyy, as well as d de MMMM de yyyy|
|e.g. jueves 24 de marzo de 2016 / 24 de marzo de 2016|
|Exception||Long date format for scientific or technical papers distributed worldwide onlyyyyy MMMM d|
e.g. 2016 marzo 24
Latin American Spanish capitalisation usage
Should be capitalised
- People’s names.
- Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
- Use ALL capitals for: devices and drives names, directories, environment variables, file extensions and filenames, program name abbreviations, message and symbolic constants, paths and registers.
- For software interface elements, capitalize only the first letter of the first word in commands, dialog box titles, dialog box options, menus, buttons, and names of panes, views or windows.
- Headings/titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
Should NOT be capitalised
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