Abridged style guide for Albanian

When translating, please do not copy the style of the source text. Please adhere to the style below and implement it consistently throughout the text even if the source is inconsistent or includes errors in style. The translation should read as naturally as possible—as if it were written in the target language.

Capitalization

Upper/lowercase letter after a colon:Uppercase
Figure in captions begins with upper/lowercase:Uppercase, Fig. 1
Figure in running text begins with upper/lowercase:Uppercase, Figura 1
Labels in diagrams begin with upper/lowercase:Uppercase
Footnotes begin with upper/lowercase:Uppercase

Punctuation

Dash type (with spaces):Mendje e qartë − udhëtim i sigurt!*
Curved double (outer)/single (inner) quotation marks:“Autonet filloi fushatën ‘MOBILITY FO R HEROES’ …”
Slashes without spaces:dhe/ose
Parentheses within parentheses:(hidrogjen [H2] dhe ujë)

* Albanian uses commas instead of parenthetical dashes, but when dashes are used, they are spaced en dashes.

Numbers

Thousand separator:9.000; 260.000 m2
Decimal separator:2,4 ml
Exponents are superscript:100 m2
Atomic numbers in compounds are subscript:CO2
En dash for number ranges:30−75 kg​
Unit of measure with number ranges:115−130°C; 5−10 %
En dash for minus signs:−52,2
No space between numbers and +:+14,2 % BUT: 10 + 4
Nonbreaking space between numbers and >/<:> 50 km
No space between numbers and °C:32°C
Nonbreaking space between numbers and %:14,2 %
The abbreviation for approximately:afërsisht
The abbreviation for circa:afërsisht
Currency code after the number:+53,8 milionë EUR
Short date [DD]/[MM]/[YYYY]:25.01.2021
Long date [D] [month] [YYYY]:25 janar 2021
Time of day [HH]:[mm]:21:30

Lists

In general, bulleted list items begin with a capital letter and do not end in a period, unless each item forms a complete sentence.

Note: Each list should be capitalized and punctuated consistently even if there is a mix of complete and incomplete sentences. If the list contains mostly incomplete sentences, then no item should end in a period.

Avantazhet:

  • Dy pajisje për të zgjedhur
  • Lidhshmëri përmes WLAN
  • Komandim me anë të aplikacionit
  • Servis në distancë
  • Ekran i madh me ngjyra
  • Udhëzime intuitive për përdoruesin