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What is the proper way to format names with special characters in them?

asked 16 Mar '16, 11:28

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The database has trouble processing names with special characters in them. Hyphens (-) and slashes (/) are allowed in limited quantities if the authoritative name includes them. For example, West Junior/Senior High School is acceptable formatting, whereas West Junior & Senior High School would need to be changed.

"&" should be replaced with "and" "@" should be replaced with "at" "#" needs to be removed and does not need to be replaced, for example "Cemetery #4 can be changed to Cemetery 4" "*" need to be removed and does not need to be replaced "." abbreviations should be spelled out and periods removed



answered 16 Mar '16, 11:33

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edited 16 Mar '16, 11:40

Our Name and Address Formatting Guide can be found here: https://navigator.er.usgs.gov/help/WebHelp/tnmcorps_attribute_formatting.pdf


answered 21 Mar '18, 09:21

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