Help:Standards and Formatting
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The following are guidelines based on general observations from official Wizards of the Coast products.
For guidance outside of WotC books or this article, a good rule of thumb is Wikipedia's List of Guidelines.
The language used on D&D Wiki is U.S. English. The only exception to this is proper nouns that are spelled in a way to reflect in-game culture. This is not meant to alienate anyone, but is taking standards set forth by WoTC.
Some examples of U.S. English vs. U.K. English: favorite instead of favourite, maneuver instead of manoeuvre, -ize instead of -ise, armor instead of armour, or aluminum instead of aluminium.
For those who do not write in U.S. English but wish to participate and adhere to standards, web browsers like Firefox 3 have built in spell checkers with the ability to install U.S. English dictionaries.
|lightening (illuminating)||lightning (electricity)|
|mithril (J. R. R. Tolkien)||mithral (Gygax)|
|rouge (a color)||rogue (a scoundrel)|
|diety (weight-lossy)||deity (god[dess])|
- The common usage of "affect" is a verb. (This only affects non-living matter.) The common usage of "effect" is a noun. (Living matter is not subject to this effect.)
- An "affect", as a noun, is a physical manifestation of an emotion, such as a frown indicating sadness. To "effect", as a verb, is to put into practice; "to effect a change" is to make that change happen. These uses are somewhat uncommon.
Commonly Used Special Characters
|–||–||En dash: literally means "through" (19–20, 1st–9th)|
|—||—||Em dash: used to represent values of N/A or Nil (e.g. a non-ability "Con —")|
|→||→||Right arrow: used for the "Back to" footers|
|‘||‘||Left single quotation mark|
|’||’||Right single quotation mark; also used as an apostrophe|
|“||“||Left double quotation mark|
|”||”||Right double quotation mark|