Appreciate it's a US-bias, but can't find a way to stop the abbreviation of County, eg Essex becomes ESS.

What have I missed?

  • Can you provide examples of where you are seeing this?
    – bgm
    Commented Jul 25, 2017 at 18:26

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In Administer > Localization > Address Settings, you can change the mailing label format to use {contact.state_province_name} instead of {contact.state_province}.

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It is not currently ready, but the localization (translation) system of CiviCRM does have support to define better defaults based on the locale. Work is being tracked in: https://lab.civicrm.org/development-team/translations/issues/1

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