Mongolian Abbreviations and Acronyms. A Database.
2. How to use the database
Using the Abbreviation and Acronym Database is
straightforward. The acronym or abbreviation is
entered in the field on the next page in
transliteration for which the table below can be consulted
as not everybody submitting a query to this database may
have access to a computer with a Cyrillic character set (of
which there are several incompatible versions).
The Mongolian News Agency MONCAMÄ should thus
be entered as MONCAM"A, not as *MONTSAME or anything
else. The database setup is crude and simple and thus
unforgiving; it will only accept exact spellings; neither
approximations nor fractions of longer words are accepted,
so *MONCAM will also not find the desired item. Neither will
*Moncam"a find the entry as the database is strictly
In principle, every database entry has three fields besides
the abbreviation proper: the Mongolian expansion, an English
and a German translation; in some cases one or more of
these three entries may be incomplete, wrong or missing.