Difference between revisions of "Proposal:Remove banned characters"

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The use of certain special characters is preferred:
 
The use of certain special characters is preferred:
 
;Apostrophe: ’ is preferred in place of '. Use ' only if it is clearly as it appears on the cover, or if you can’t easily produce the preferred characters.
 
;Apostrophe: ’ is preferred in place of '. Use ' only if it is clearly as it appears on the cover, or if you can’t easily produce the preferred characters.
;Quotation marks: Use the mark that appears on the track listing. If unsure, use “ and ” for English. Other common variations include:
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;Quotation marks: Use the mark that appears on the track listing. If unsure, use “ and ” for English. Use " only if it is clearly as it appears on the cover, or if you can’t easily produce the preferred characters. Other common variations include:
 
:; single quotes: ‘ and ’
 
:; single quotes: ‘ and ’
 
:; guillemets: « » and ‹ › (note difference from < and >)
 
:; guillemets: « » and ‹ › (note difference from < and >)
 
:; low quotes: „ and ‚
 
:; low quotes: „ and ‚
: Use " only if it is clearly as it appears on the cover, or if you can’t easily produce the preferred characters.
 
 
;Primes: Use single prime (′), double-prime (″), and triple-prime where appropriate (single prime indicates minutes and feet; double-prime indicates seconds and inches)
 
;Primes: Use single prime (′), double-prime (″), and triple-prime where appropriate (single prime indicates minutes and feet; double-prime indicates seconds and inches)
 
;Ellipsis: Use the ellipsis character (…) instead of three periods (...)
 
;Ellipsis: Use the ellipsis character (…) instead of three periods (...)

Revision as of 18:31, 17 November 2010


Status: This page describes an active style guideline proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-294
Champion: Hawke
Current status: Unknown
Initial Discussion



Use of special characters

The use of certain special characters is preferred:

Apostrophe
’ is preferred in place of '. Use ' only if it is clearly as it appears on the cover, or if you can’t easily produce the preferred characters.
Quotation marks
Use the mark that appears on the track listing. If unsure, use “ and ” for English. Use " only if it is clearly as it appears on the cover, or if you can’t easily produce the preferred characters. Other common variations include:
single quotes
‘ and ’
guillemets
« » and ‹ › (note difference from < and >)
low quotes
„ and ‚
Primes
Use single prime (′), double-prime (″), and triple-prime where appropriate (single prime indicates minutes and feet; double-prime indicates seconds and inches)
Ellipsis
Use the ellipsis character (…) instead of three periods (...)
Dashes
Use the em dash (—) and en dash (–) where appropriate. If you can’t easily enter these characters, use - for en dash and -- for em dash. Other editors should correct these where possible.

"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.

Other Do-Not's

There's some guiding information available What Not To Link To. It is not an Official Style Guideline, but is information that should help while editing.