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Abbreviations and Acronyms

DokuWiki can mark abbreviations and acronyms (terminology) automatically. You can hover your mouse on an abbreviation to see a short explanation, shown as a tooltip. For example, if the mouse is positioned over “CMS” (which is included in the default acronyms list), the tooltip displays Content Management System.

Some preconfigured examples:


Note: only full words will be marked. Eg. an acronym that is used within a word will not result in a acronym tooltip. Example: CMS is an acronym, myCMS is not.


  • DokuWiki's standard abbreviations are stored in the conf/acronyms.conf file. You can add your own abbreviations by creating a conf/acronyms.local.conf file and placing your abbreviations
  • The acronyms file has to be encoded in UTF-8.
  • Because it is reserved to mark a comment line, a hash (#) needs to be escaped by a backslash (\#)

See also

abbreviations.1557044286.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019-05-05 10:18 by andi