Common Abbreviations

This is a list of common abbreviations used on the Fairphone Community Forum. They come from Internet slang, tech slang or are Android- or Fairphone-specific terms.

List of abbreviations

Abbreviation Long form Notes
AFAIK As far as I know
AOSP Android Open Source Project #dic:aosp
APK Android Application Package #dic:apk
CTS Google Compatibility Test Suite for Android devices Documentation
DIY Do it yourself DIY ethic
etc et cetera Latin phrase
FP1 Fairphone 1 (first edition)
FP1U Fairphone 1 Update (second edition) Like a Fairphone 1 with #dic:unifiedpartition, but with these differences
FP2 Fairphone 2
Fairphone Open Open source Fairphone OS (without GMS and with F-Droid)
FPOS Fairphone Operating System Default OS for the FP2 (with GMS)
FYI For your information
GAPPS Google Apps Google Play Services, also called GMS: #dic:gapps
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation European law on privacy
GMS Google Mobile Services Google Play Services, also called GAPPS: #dic:gapps
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
LOS Lineage Operating System
OS Operating System #dic:operatingsystem
SFOS Sailfish Operating System
SoC System on (a) Chip
TL;DR Too long; didn’t read Used for recaps

Use with FoxReplace

FYI: If you want to use FoxReplace to quickly add the explanations to abbreviations you use set the set of substitutions to “manual” and “no html” or things will get messy.

<abbr title="As far as I know">AFAIK</abbr>
<abbr title="Android Open Source Project">AOSP</abbr>
<abbr title="Android Application Package">APK</abbr>
<abbr title="Do it yourself">DIY</abbr>
<abbr title="et cetera">etc</abbr>
<abbr title="Fairphone 1">FP1</abbr>
<abbr title="Second edition of the Fairphone 1. Mostly identical with a Fairphone 1 after the partition upgrade was performed.">FP1U</abbr>
<abbr title="Fairphone 2">FP2</abbr>
<abbr title="Fairphone Open Operating System">FPOOS</abbr>
<abbr title="Fairphone Operating System">FPOS</abbr>
<abbr title="For your information">FYI</abbr>
<abbr title="Google Apps and Services">GAPPS</abbr>
<abbr title="General Data Protection Regulation">GDPR</abbr>
<abbr title="Google Mobile Services (Google Play Services)">GMS</abbr>
<abbr title="Lineage Operating System">LOS</abbr>
<abbr title="Operating System">OS</abbr>
<abbr title="Sailfish Operating System">SFOS</abbr>
<abrr title="System on (a) Chip">SoC</abbr>
<abbr title="Too long, don't read">TL;DR</abbr>

There is also an official (but broken) plugin as well as an unofficial plugin to automate this.


@anon83519835 could this plugin be added to the forum? :slight_smile: :smile:


forum upgraded and I installed this plugin…please let me know if this is ok


Can this plugin be set up so that mods can use it (=add abbreviations to the list)?
Currently I see no way to do that.

no this is not possible…the plugin page also had this question.


But there is no easy way of providing that list list, right? I see it in the code on github, but how do I customize it?


You can customize it by forking the repository, then copying and pasting one of the lines (I have them in alphabetical order), substituting information in the regular expression where appropriate.

Basically this means I need to alter the files for you. So not really user friendly. Is this the only plugin for Abbreviations? Do you want me to check if there are others?

There is an official plugin, but afaik it is not working currently and also every user kept their own list of abbreviations.

Could you just add the abbreviations above and then we gather suggestions for new abbreviations to add in this topic and every now and then you add them?

yes I can but the formatting is totally different with the above list…I need to edit this.
will take me some time

also…should this one really be in there?

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I think it should be, but give more information than just the latin phrase. Maybe et cetera / and so forth.

I have no idea how to check if it works…I changed it on the server…might need to rebuild?



ok I need to plan this because it will put the forum offline if I need to install a plugin


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