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THWS Styleguides und Glossaries

The following styleguides and the English-German glossaries aim to increase consistency in German or English in all THWS publications or media. They enable uniform external communications. Additionally, they provide the reader with terms and their translation used at THWS.


As a rule all English texts shall use the British variety of English. Deviations are only possible for valid reason. The THWS Department of Public Affairs and Communications (HSK) asks to be informed if another variety of English is used and will try to consider this variety in its own publications, if possible.


If you would like to be informed of updates/changes to the style guide and/or glossary please write an e-mail to uebersetzungen[at] If you are missing certain terms/translations or a specific topic in the style guide, please do not hesitate to contact us via the given e-mail-address.


The German styleguide is mainly based on the Duden.