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Subject:Summary: Time Formats From:"Debbie Packer" <dpacker -at- stingrayboats -dot- com> To:"Tech Writer List (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 22 Feb 2000 16:01:31 -0500
Thanks a lot to those who responded to my time formats question.
Here are the answers I received:
I'm quoting from "American Usage and Style: The Consensus" by Roy H.
"Whether a.m. and p.m. are capitalized is an arbitrary matter that
publications settle in their stylebooks. The lower case seems predominant.
According to the Chicago Style of Manual: 8 A.M. (in small caps)
According to the Gov't Printing Office Style Manual: 8 a.m.
According to Microsoft's Manual of Style for Technical Publications, the
correct form is 8 A.M.
If you're figuring continental US, it's 8 A.M. or 8 a.m., because a.m. and
p.m. are abbreviations for two words (ante meridien and post meridien,