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Last updated: June 14, 2014      

Help us keep our site's English articles consistent by using this handy style guide. Links to source material and online tools are provided at the bottom of this article.

UnitsEdit

Metric, then Imperial Edit

When including units of measurement, express the measurement in metric units first, then include Imperial units in parenthesis. For example: "This oven heats up to about 437 °C (225 °F) in an hour."

AbbreviationsEdit

When using abbreviations for units of measurement (such as "mm" or "in"), insert a space between the number and unit. For example: "33 in" or "35 cm". Do not add a period after the abbreviation unless it is the last word in a sentence. Please do not use apostrophes or quotes to indicate units like feet, minutes, seconds, etc.: use the unit abbreviation (or spell out the unit of measurement, such as "3 cups").

Expression of Degrees Edit

Degrees can be used to express:

Temperature Edit

Celsius first with Fahrenheit in parents. For example: 150°C (300°F). You may also spell out the symbol, as in: "180 degrees Celsius".

Latitude and/or Longitude Edit

When referencing detailed Latitude and Longitude (such as specific geographic locations), use abbreviations for degrees, minutes, and seconds. Such as "Located at 34 deg, 32 min, 5 sec North".

Angles Edit

Use the ° symbol when expressing angles. Use no space between the number and the ° symbol when writing out degrees of Latitude/Longitude, such as: "when using this oven with a sun angle of 60° or higher, configure the oven in the high-altitude setting".

Expressing Time Edit

Use "a.m." or "p.m." when referencing specific times of the day. Alternately, you can use "AM" or "PM" if you do not want to use periods. Ensure there is a space between the numerals of the hour and "a.m." or "p.m.", such as "...by 10:30 a.m., the oven had reached an internal temperature of 204 °C (399 °F)."

Source Articles & Online Tools Edit

Sources used for this article include:

Tools: The tool most frequently used by the author for conversions is Google; simply type "convert x [current units] to [new units]" and Google will provide you with a handy widget that not only gives you the conversion, but also allows you to type in new numbers or to convert in the opposite direction.

TemplatesEdit

See Templates used on the Wiki.

News itemsEdit

  • Whenever a news item is added to an the page of an NGO, individual, or manufacturer, copy the news item also into the News and recent developments section of the corresponding country page(s).

Contact infoEdit

The goal is to have each set of contact information on only one page of the site to avoid having to update change in multiple places. In general, put the contact info on the NGO and/or Manufacturer page and use {{See|Whereever}} to point to the page that contains the contact info.

Deceased promotersEdit

Remove all categories except the categories for the country/ies where the person has lived and/or worked. Add the {{Deceased solar cooking promoters}} category. This will cause the person's name to appear in the See also section at the bottom of the country page(s) but remove it from all other automatic lists.

Archiving pagesEdit

Whenever it is no longer possible to contact an NGO, Individual, or Manufacturer, then the article can be deleted. However, if the page contains good practical or historical information, add the {{ArchivedPage}} template just under the {{GoogleTranslateLinks}} template at the top of the page. Then delete all categories except those dealing with its geographic location (country, state, etc.). This will cause the entity to no longer appear under contacts on the corresponding country page(s). However, a link will show up in the "See also" section at the very bottom there.

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