Part IV of the Interinstitutional Style Guide — general update


Section Change
10.1.8 Phrases used as modifiers require hyphens (clarification).
Either hyphens or en-dashes can be used in contrasting pairs (change of rule).
Hyphen replaces ‘to’ in date ranges (clarification).
10.1.9 Avoid straight quotation marks (new rule).
10.1.11 Forward slash used to give alternatives: closed up when separating single words, otherwise with a space on either side (change of rule).
10.3.1 Use original spellings for bodies in other English-speaking countries and international organisations (change of rule).
10.3.1 Reproduce accents and diacritics in personal names.
10.3.2 Some additional examples of tricky plurals.
10.4(c) Use lower case for names of frameworks (addition).
10.4(e) Use original capitalisation for names reproduced in other languages (clarification).
10.4(h) Use of upper case in titles of publications (change of rule).
10.4(l) Use State (with upper case) when used in an abstract or legal sense, and for cases rooted in the Treaties (clarification).
10.4(m) Upper case in adjectival forms of compass points (clarification).
10.4(q) Use lower case in hyphenated constructions starting with one letter (addition).
10.5(b) Text concerning ordinal numbers rearranged and clarified.
10.5(k) Do not use ‘inclusive’ after the date in expressions of time (change of rule).
Dates and time spans in references to specific events or documents should not be changed (addition).
Consider omitting ‘period’ in certain expressions of time (addition).
10.7 Names of aircraft and other vehicles are written in italics (clarification).
10.8 A list of given exceptions are allowed to the rule on capitalisation of abbreviations (change).