תש"ף instead of תש"פ is yet another Hebrew Language Academy recommendation that one can honor or ignore.Thank you all so much. As for the year, someone here in the U.S. proposed that the last letter be פ and not the sofit, ף
Is the sofit required? I'm wondering if there is a gravestone convention that prefers the regular letter rather than the sofit in this situation. Is it possible the sofit is not used for a year in the US?