Talk:Japanese Artists

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Added some possibly chinese artists but is not sure. place holder until can be established. kiara, could you please tell me how to enter esoteric characters without everything going to heck? thank you. ~mo

Corrected the symbols but neither of those are Japanese. Names look Chinese to me. As for entering, copy and pasting works fine depending on your browser and encoding settings within it. - DJKC

I've moved those over to the Chinese page (Google confirmed that they're Chinese not Japanese). I just copy and paste and it works, but that's not very helpful. :) Check what encoding your browser thinks the page is, the page is being sent as Latin1, so I assume that's what the wiki expects, if yours is set to Shift-JIS or something, that's probably why. --Kiara

Added several artists, some without links because they're not yet in MB as a sort of TODO list. - DJKC

OK I added around 60 artists (ordered correctly). I replaced the links to artists of the form rze3r1zae53-zer54zea35.html to the special wiki syntax : wiki:Artist:rze3r1zae53-zer54zea35 — I don't know if this list is so useful by the way...? ♡j2-

  • no, you're wrong, this list is extremely useful, so thank you so very much because you added them and fixed the formatting, thank you! I'll also try to explain why it's so important. Basically there are a lot of artists in musicbrainz, and for an artist from Asia (but japan in particular) some things are unusual, they are very particular about their caps and the spelling, etc. See, there are these 'editing queries' that list albums that "seem to have odd capitalisation and punctuation" which, in regular english releases, should be fixed. This here list (and the other languages' lists) is a way for people to gather (and perhaps in the future integrate with that search query) which artists *shouldn't* be "fixed", and indeed, *shouldn't* even be in that query. Secondly I for one, like having lists of which artists come from where, as there is *no* way of knowing which country an artist is from without them. Finally if an artist is in a country/language list, that is an indication that at least *someone* has them under their radar, it helps collecting lists of special interests (see the Jazzpages for another implementation on this idea) and prevents artists from getting "lost" ~mo
    • Mmh yes I understand the use, thank you. :) I added another one (Iceman 6631660) for and adviced Editor:Michael-San about this page :) France 20070328.1908 ♡jesus2099
      • Thanks again, I didn't know of this "special wiki syntax", that's new. if you would like to change more artists in this list (and other lists : D), I'd be real happy. (it's kinda inconsistent as it is right now) if not I'd try my best, with what little I understand : D ~mo
        • You're welcome mo. Strange I thought I converted all links to wiki syntax and now they are back to url syntax again...? jesus2099 20070329_1045(fr)