|Place-names: Well-known place-names follow
the common anglicized spellings; follow NGS atlas, then the U.S. Board
on Geographic Names. Omit diacritical marks in text and on page maps
though they appear on atlas and supplement maps.
For hyphens with
compound place-names, follow the NGS atlas; if the place-name is not in
the atlas, omit hyphens both on page maps and in text.
Al, El, or other
articles should be used without hyphens and capitalized at the
beginning of a name but lower cased in the middle:
Kafr el Sheikh
Personal Names: Do not use diacritical marks. The preference of the individual should govern the anglicized spelling of a personal name.