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For the acronym transparency-enhancing technologies (TETs), only the plural form is used. I have:

\DeclareAcronym{tet}{
    short = TET,
    long  = transparency-enhancing technology,
    long-plural-form  = transparency-enhancing technologies,
}

In my text, I can use \acp{tet} to display the plural. But in the list of acronyms, it will show up as "TET transparency-enhancing technology" (singular form).

How can I configure the acronym so that the list of acronyms displays it in the plural form?

2 Answers 2

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If the plural form is to be used exclusively, the most sensible solution seems to be to make the acronym plural by default:

\DeclareAcronym{tets}{
    short = TETs,
    long  = transparency-enhancing technologies,
    plural =,  % explicitly disable plural
}

Note that I disable the pluralization by setting plural to the empty string. Then, in the text, \acp{tets} will still work and print TETs instead of TETss.

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You can use the list key in \DeclareAcronym, if supplied this is used in the list in place of the long form.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{acro}

\DeclareAcronym{tet}{
    short = TET,
    long  = transparency-enhancing technology,
    long-plural-form  = transparency-enhancing technologies,
    list  = transparency-enhancing technologies,
}

\begin{document}
\printacronyms
\acf{tet}
\acfp{tet}
\end{document}
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  • I did not know that, thanks! Problem is, the acronym itself is also supposed to be used in the "plural form" (so TETs with an s). If I configure it as you say, the acronym list would misrepresent the acronym as "TET transparency-enhancing technologies" – in my view that would suggest that "TET" is the acronym for the plural "transparency-enhancing technologies." Still, a nice solution for other scenarios! Jun 13, 2023 at 17:27
  • @vauhochzett well sure, if you want to define an acronym which is always plural then just set the short/long form as plural and then any issue with \acp is your own mistake.
    – Dai Bowen
    Jun 13, 2023 at 18:52

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