We currently have a tag. This seems unnatural to me - I've always written WiFi. There's precedent for - Super User has wifi-configuration and wifi-driver, Server Fault uses wifi, and Apple uses wifi. I stopped looking after that.

Should we have instead, or do people like the hyphenated form?

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It's better to be consistent. Keep the and get rid of the .


I noticed this a while back and I looked it up. The official way to write it is "Wi-Fi" (with capitals and all, see this and this), but as you said, "wifi" is much more common nowadays. It's essentially becoming a genericized trademark.

So would definitely be better than .

  • Do you have a reference for the 'official' way? I wasn't able to find anything remotely official for it. Just curious ;)
    – user1
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 1:10
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    @Undo This shows the hyphenation, and this shows the capitalization (and also hyphenation).
    – Adam
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 1:12
  • Ah, interesting. Thank you!
    – user1
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 1:15

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