Punctuation in abbreviated titles, e.g. Mr. Dr

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Hi, I think this was asked before on the old forums - regarding the use of a trailing dot after Mr Dr.
From what I can remember, the American standard insists on a trailing period (i.e. Mr. Dr. Mrs.) whereas the British does not (i.e. Mr Dr Mrs).
Do we have any consensus on which style to use? - Or should I use the UK style for British artists and likewise US style for American artists.


Yes. Unless clear artist intent overrides that.


Huh, TIL. I always thought the period was basically mandatory.


Not when it’s a contraction (i.e. characters left out in the middle), as opposed to a suspension (i.e. characters left off at the end).