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The use of certain special characters is preferred:
 
The use of certain special characters is preferred:
 
;Apostrophe: A true apostrophe (’) is preferred in place of a typewriter apostrophe ('). Use ' only if it is clearly as it appears on the release, or if you can’t easily enter the preferred character.
 
;Apostrophe: A true apostrophe (’) is preferred in place of a typewriter apostrophe ('). Use ' only if it is clearly as it appears on the release, or if you can’t easily enter the preferred character.
;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 enter the preferred characters. Other common variations include:
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;Quotation marks: Use the mark that appears on the release. Use " only if it is clearly as it appears on the release, or if you can’t easily enter 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 >)

Revision as of 20:01, 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
A true apostrophe (’) is preferred in place of a typewriter apostrophe ('). Use ' only if it is clearly as it appears on the release, or if you can’t easily enter the preferred character.
Quotation marks
Use the mark that appears on the release. Use " only if it is clearly as it appears on the release, or if you can’t easily enter the preferred characters. Other common variations include:
single quotes
‘ and ’
guillemets
« » and ‹ › (note difference from < and >)
low quotes
„ and ‚ (note difference from comma: ,)
Primes
Use single prime (′), double-prime (″), and triple-prime (‴) where appropriate. Single prime indicates minutes and feet; double-prime indicates seconds and inches. Triple-prime is rarely used.
Ellipsis
Use the ellipsis character (…) instead of three periods (...), unless you cannot easily enter the preferred character.
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, unless it is clear that the release really uses a doubled generic typewriter-dash.

"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.