User:BrianSchweitzer/MiscGuideline

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"Top something" Playlists

Bootleg torrents that are compilations based on playlists of charts authorities (like Billboard's) should not be stored in MusicBrainz as releases. These playlists are often copyrighted by their issuers.

Typography

Use of special characters

Use of basic ASCII punctuation characters, such as " and - is permitted, but grammatically correct punctuation and typography is preferred.

Classical Style Guide

The Classical Style Guidelines have their own rules about punctuation in titles. Those guidelines override this guideline.

Fullwidth characters

The use of fullwidth characters should be avoided. These characters should use the standard (halfwidth) forms:

!"#$%&'()*+,-./
0123456789:;<=>?
@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
PQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
`abcdefghijklmno
pqrstuvwxyz{|}~

Compatability, Ligature, and Roman numeral characters

It is preferred that Compatability characters, ligature characters, and Roman numerals use their simplified forms, rather than use the specialized Unicode forms. (This is in accordance with Unicode's guidelines for the use of Unicode characters.)

Only the following ligature characters are considered "correct" and should not be replaced by their simplified forms: &, ß, æ, œ, ij, ᵫ, ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, ſt, st.

The following characters should be simplified:

Compatability
character
Simplified
character
Å Å
°C
°F
K K
µ μ
Ω Ω
Ligature
character
Simplified
character
Ligature
character
Simplified
character
ʥ lj lj
ȸ db ʪ ls
ʣ dz ʫ lz
DZ DZ ɮ
dz dz Nj Nj
Dz Dz nj nj
dž NJ NJ
DŽ ȹ qp
Dž SS
ʤ ʨ
ʩ ʧ
Lj Lj ʦ ts
LJ LJ
Roman
character
Simplified
character
Roman
character
Simplified
character
I i
V v
X x
L l
C c
D d
M m