Abbreviations, initialisms, and other short-forms can be can confuse those without context. Be explicit to avoid such confusion:

  1. Use the long-form once, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis, then use the short-form.

    Arrakis, also known as (AKA) Dune, is the desert world at the center of the Dune series by Frank Herbert.

    Leto Atreides the Second, aka God-Emperor, …

  2. Provide context around the short-form. E.g. a link, footnote, HTML abbr tag, etc.

    Arrakis, AKA Dune, is the desert world at the center of the Dune series by Frank Herbert.

  3. Avoid the short-form. Instead, use the long-form exclusively.

    Arrakis, also known as Dune, is the desert world at the center of the Dune series by Frank Herbert.

    Leto Atreides the Second, also known as God-Emperor, …


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