# how to get a colon “:” after the short abbreviation in acronym

I was wondering how to get in my acronym list ":" (colon) after the short abbreviation, for example:

I want to get

UV: Ultra Violet

but I keep getting

UV Ultra Violet

without the colon.

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Please give us a minimal working example. There are several ways to achieve acronyms with LaTeX (if that's what you're using), and we can't know which you're using and what commands, packages etc. –  qubyte Nov 6 '11 at 13:09

You could redefine \bflabel to achieve that:

\renewcommand*{\bflabel}[1]{{\textbf{\textsf{#1}:}\hfill}}


Full Example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{acronym}
\renewcommand*{\bflabel}[1]{{\textbf{\textsf{#1}:}\hfill}}
\begin{document}
\ac{uv}
\section*{List of Acronyms}
\begin{acronym}[UV]
\acro{uv}[UV]{Ultra Violet}
\end{acronym}
\end{document}


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