Kotus issues user guidelines and recommendations for standard language.

Language and name quizzes

The Institute’s website contains several language quizzes in Finnish about abbreviations, symbols, punctuation, the meaning of words, etc. In addition to these, there are two name quizzes and several plain language quizzes.

Some of the quizzes are tailored to meet practical needs: A plain language quiz helps the writer to determine if a text is suitable for its intended use or if it needs editing. A quiz for charting plain language work helps to establish how the conditions for writing affect the quality of administrative language and whether they could be better organised.

A name planning quiz reveals if the toponymical planning results in well-defined, understandable and correct place names. A name quiz helps to establish the quality of a name.