bummerdude69 wrote:Trying not to highjack this thread too much, so I'll chase down those other options in other places.
But my main question (confusion?) still stands. What is the best way to avoid the TTS Abbreviation translation? Using '.' for the cardinals works, but what about for everything else? Or is there not, just one best way? [Which, looking at the Big List, seems more likely]
The '.' does not work, it is exclusively for cardinals. For most others we just try not to have abbreviations which cause conflicts with real names, that's why we like to be informed when those conflicts are discovered. This allows to reevaluate whether the abbreviation should be modified to avoid conflicts. We can generally find ways around it when necessary, but there is no one size fits all solution.