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{{Official style}}
 
{{Official style}}
  
This page describes how to format an artist's [[Artist Sort Name|sort name]].
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This page describes how to format an artist's sort name.
  
 
==Guidelines==
 
==Guidelines==
 
<ol>
 
<ol>
<li>Person artist names have sort name "last name, first name".</li>
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<li>Person artist names have sort name "family name, given name".</li>
 
<ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha">
 
<ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha">
<li>Middle names and nicknames should be treated as a part of the first name.</li>
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<li>Middle names and nicknames should be treated as a part of the given name.</li>
<li> Names beginning with an abbreviated title, such as Dr., DJ, or MC should have the title treated as if it were a part of the first name.</li>
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<li> Names beginning with an abbreviated title, such as Dr., DJ, or MC should have the title treated as if it were a part of the given name.</li>
<li>Last names which begin with an abbreviation should have the abbreviation expanded in the sort name.</li>
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<li>Family names which begin with an abbreviation should have the abbreviation expanded in the sort name.</li>
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<li>Suffixes like "Jr." and "Sr." should be listed after the given name.</li>
 
</ol>
 
</ol>
<li>Group artist names beginning with an [[WikiPedia:Article_(grammar)|article]] ''(a, an, the, etc.)'' have the article moved to the end of their sort name, unless guideline 2a applies.</li>
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<li>Group artist names beginning with an [[WikiPedia:Article_(grammar)|article]] ''(a, an, the, etc.)'' have the article moved to the end of their sort name.</li>
 
<ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha">
 
<ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha">
 
<li> Where a real person's name appears in a group artist's name, the artist's sort name should be the sort name for that person, followed by the remainder of the group artist's name.</li>
 
<li> Where a real person's name appears in a group artist's name, the artist's sort name should be the sort name for that person, followed by the remainder of the group artist's name.</li>
 
</ol>
 
</ol>
<li>All [[Artist Sort Name|artist sort names]] should be in [[WikiPedia:Latin characters in Unicode|Latin script]]. If the [[Artist Name|artist's name]] is normally written using a non-Latin script, use the Latin script translated or transliterated name by which the artist is most commonly known.</li>
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<li>The main artist sort name should be in [[WikiPedia:Latin characters in Unicode|Latin script]] for compatibility reasons. If the [[Artist Name|artist's name]] is normally written using a non-Latin script, use the Latin script translated or transliterated name by which the artist is most commonly known. Alias sort names should use the appropriate script for the locale.</li>
<li>For artist names containing stylized characters, change those characters to their equivalent Latin script letter, removing any style-only  punctuation, spacing, or other characters.</li>
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<li>For artist names containing stylized characters, change those characters to their equivalent Latin script letter, removing any style-only  punctuation, spacing, or other characters, unless the artist's name contains '''only''' stylized characters, which have no inherent meaning to translate, and which cannot be transliterated.</li>
<li>[[Artist Sort Name|Artist sort names]] should retain all Latin [[WikiPedia:Diacritic#Types|diacritics]] present in the [[Artist Name|artist name]].</li>
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<li>Artist sort names should retain all Latin [[WikiPedia:Diacritic#Types|diacritics]] present in the [[Artist Name|artist name]].</li>
 
<li>Numerals present in the [[Artist Name|artist name]] do not change.</li>
 
<li>Numerals present in the [[Artist Name|artist name]] do not change.</li>
<li>Any [[WikiPedia:List of precomposed Latin characters in Unicode#Ligatures|stylistic ligatures]] in the artist's name (ᵫ, ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, ſt, st, etc) should be simplified to separate letters.  Non-stylistic ligatures (&, ß, Æ, æ, Œ, œ, and sometimes ij) should not be simplified.</li>
 
<li>Only halfwidth characters should be used.  [[WikiPedia:Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms|Fullwidth]] Latin characters should be converted to their halfwidth equivalents.</li>
 
 
<li>All disparate parts of a sort name should be separated by ", " (comma and space).</li>
 
<li>All disparate parts of a sort name should be separated by ", " (comma and space).</li>
 
</ol>
 
</ol>
 
Exceptions:
 
# If the artist's name contains '''only''' stylized characters, which have no inherent meaning to translate, and which cannot be transliterated, then the sort name is the artist's name, even if this would mean the sort name would now not use Latin script.
 
# Latin characters whose diacritics are only made possible through use of [[WikiPedia:Combining characters|Unicode combining characters]] should omit those diacritics.
 
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
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===Guideline 1. Name of a person===
 
===Guideline 1. Name of a person===
 
:* [[Artist:618b6900-0618-4f1e-b835-bccb17f84294|Eric Clapton]] has sort name "Clapton, Eric"
 
:* [[Artist:618b6900-0618-4f1e-b835-bccb17f84294|Eric Clapton]] has sort name "Clapton, Eric"
:* [[Artist:fd23e684-270f-4507-9cb0-a0e0d7854d16|Harry Connick, Jr.]] has sort name "Connick Jr., Harry"
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:* [[Artist:bc807a53-e825-4452-960e-3c87e3bc95f7|Eötvös Péter]] has sort name "Eötvös, Péter" (name follows Hungarian "Surname Name" order, but the sort name is unaffected)
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:* [[Artist:8a399a51-6b93-448e-82c0-f86c83602605|Hildur Guðnadóttir]] has sort name "Hildur Guðnadóttir" (Guðnadóttir is a patronymic, not a surname, as custom in Iceland)
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::* But: [[Artist:6655955b-1c1e-4bcb-84e4-81bcd9efab30|Ólafur Arnalds]] has sort name "Arnalds, Ólafur" (Arnalds ''is'' a surname, not a patronymic)
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:* [[Artist:fd23e684-270f-4507-9cb0-a0e0d7854d16|Harry Connick, Jr.]] has sort name "Connick, Harry, Jr."
  
 
===Guideline 1a. Middle names and nicknames===
 
===Guideline 1a. Middle names and nicknames===
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:* SPC Stephen Pauls has sort name "Pauls, SPC Stephen"
 
:* SPC Stephen Pauls has sort name "Pauls, SPC Stephen"
  
===Guideline 1c. Last name begins with abbreviation===
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===Guideline 1c. Family name begins with abbreviation===
 
:* [[Artist:302716e4-a702-4bbc-baac-591f8a8e20bc|Rebecca St. James]] has sort name "Saint James, Rebecca"  
 
:* [[Artist:302716e4-a702-4bbc-baac-591f8a8e20bc|Rebecca St. James]] has sort name "Saint James, Rebecca"  
 
:* [[Artist:51da3924-90e9-41fb-be47-58f30176a101|St. Lunatics]] has sort name "Saint Lunatics"
 
:* [[Artist:51da3924-90e9-41fb-be47-58f30176a101|St. Lunatics]] has sort name "Saint Lunatics"
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::* [[Artist:51508c1f-8d07-4a00-9cf1-26c570fe7b78|Cypress Hill]] has sort name "Cypress Hill"
 
::* [[Artist:51508c1f-8d07-4a00-9cf1-26c570fe7b78|Cypress Hill]] has sort name "Cypress Hill"
 
::* [[Artist:b3120863-d98d-4bad-a637-8abd8cde6685|Hootie & the Blowfish]] has sort name "Hootie & the Blowfish"
 
::* [[Artist:b3120863-d98d-4bad-a637-8abd8cde6685|Hootie & the Blowfish]] has sort name "Hootie & the Blowfish"
:'''Guideline 2a overriding guideline 2'''
 
::* "[[Artist:b304dc15-a567-47f7-9db0-8e9a1aeeba1e|The Sensational Alex Harvey Band]]" has sort name "Harvey, Alex, The Sensational, Band"
 
  
 
===Guideline 2a. Name of a person in a group artist name===
 
===Guideline 2a. Name of a person in a group artist name===
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:* [[Artist:40d8f506-0d62-49bd-9bae-8c52b72c9ee1|Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine]] has sort name "Estefan, Gloria and the Miami Sound Machine"
 
:* [[Artist:40d8f506-0d62-49bd-9bae-8c52b72c9ee1|Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine]] has sort name "Estefan, Gloria and the Miami Sound Machine"
 
:* [[Artist:e3c8b0c8-3fa0-464b-b1f5-119cb52d3817|Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble]] has sort name "Vaughan, Stevie Ray and Double Trouble"
 
:* [[Artist:e3c8b0c8-3fa0-464b-b1f5-119cb52d3817|Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble]] has sort name "Vaughan, Stevie Ray and Double Trouble"
:* [[Artist:f98711e5-06f7-43ed-8239-da0f61a9c460|The Alan Parsons Project]] has sort name "Parsons, Alan, The, Project"
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:* [[Artist:f98711e5-06f7-43ed-8239-da0f61a9c460|The Alan Parsons Project]] has sort name "Parsons, Alan, Project, The"
:* [[Artist:33b3c323-77c2-417c-a5b4-af7e6a111cc9|The Jimi Hendrix Experience]] has sort name "Hendrix, Jimi, The, Experience"
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:* [[Artist:33b3c323-77c2-417c-a5b4-af7e6a111cc9|The Jimi Hendrix Experience]] has sort name "Hendrix, Jimi, Experience, The"
:* '''The Great Orchestra and John Doe''' has sort name "Doe, John, The Great Orchestra and"
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:* "[[Artist:b304dc15-a567-47f7-9db0-8e9a1aeeba1e|The Sensational Alex Harvey Band]]" has sort name "Harvey, Alex, Sensational Band, The"
  
 
===Guideline 3. Latin script only===
 
===Guideline 3. Latin script only===
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:* [[Artist:f4d5cc07-3bc9-4836-9b15-88a08359bc63|P!nk]] has sort name "Pink"
 
:* [[Artist:f4d5cc07-3bc9-4836-9b15-88a08359bc63|P!nk]] has sort name "Pink"
 
:* [[Artist:902286c2-e7d1-4ee8-adb6-216d6a71a05c|trance[]control]] has sort name "trancecontrol"
 
:* [[Artist:902286c2-e7d1-4ee8-adb6-216d6a71a05c|trance[]control]] has sort name "trancecontrol"
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:; Nothing to trans(liter)ate
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:* [[Artist:595198f1-3558-4a57-be64-f0f5f5de7254|(´・д・)ノ]] has sort name "(´・д・)ノ"
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:* [[Artist:d867d382-35fc-49fb-a45a-64b66c0b8557|♪◆m599XGSMF6]] has sort name "♪◆m599XGSMF6"
  
 
===Guideline 5. Accented Latin characters===
 
===Guideline 5. Accented Latin characters===
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:* [[Artist:b9a06530-1241-4162-836f-7b8e79deaa58|10,000 Maniacs]] has sort name "10,000 Maniacs"
 
:* [[Artist:b9a06530-1241-4162-836f-7b8e79deaa58|10,000 Maniacs]] has sort name "10,000 Maniacs"
 
:* [[Artist:0ab49580-c84f-44d4-875f-d83760ea2cfe|Maroon 5]] has sort name "Maroon 5"
 
:* [[Artist:0ab49580-c84f-44d4-875f-d83760ea2cfe|Maroon 5]] has sort name "Maroon 5"
 
===Exception 1. Nothing to trans(liter)ate===
 
:* [[Artist:595198f1-3558-4a57-be64-f0f5f5de7254|(´・д・)ノ]] has sort name "(´・д・)ノ"
 
:* [[Artist:d867d382-35fc-49fb-a45a-64b66c0b8557|♪◆m599XGSMF6]] has sort name "♪◆m599XGSMF6"
 
 
===Exception 2. Unicode combining character accents===
 
:* [[Artist:d0a0b3a2-ea58-4a7a-b18c-849d589bfac7|Spın̈al Tap]] has sort name "Spınal Tap"
 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:34, 12 June 2018

Status: This is an official style guideline.

This page describes how to format an artist's sort name.

Guidelines

  1. Person artist names have sort name "family name, given name".
    1. Middle names and nicknames should be treated as a part of the given name.
    2. Names beginning with an abbreviated title, such as Dr., DJ, or MC should have the title treated as if it were a part of the given name.
    3. Family names which begin with an abbreviation should have the abbreviation expanded in the sort name.
    4. Suffixes like "Jr." and "Sr." should be listed after the given name.
  2. Group artist names beginning with an article (a, an, the, etc.) have the article moved to the end of their sort name.
    1. Where a real person's name appears in a group artist's name, the artist's sort name should be the sort name for that person, followed by the remainder of the group artist's name.
  3. The main artist sort name should be in Latin script for compatibility reasons. If the artist's name is normally written using a non-Latin script, use the Latin script translated or transliterated name by which the artist is most commonly known. Alias sort names should use the appropriate script for the locale.
  4. For artist names containing stylized characters, change those characters to their equivalent Latin script letter, removing any style-only punctuation, spacing, or other characters, unless the artist's name contains only stylized characters, which have no inherent meaning to translate, and which cannot be transliterated.
  5. Artist sort names should retain all Latin diacritics present in the artist name.
  6. Numerals present in the artist name do not change.
  7. All disparate parts of a sort name should be separated by ", " (comma and space).

Examples

All examples should be interpreted as clarification upon the guidelines; no new guidelines should be interpreted from any example.

Guideline 1. Name of a person

  • Eric Clapton has sort name "Clapton, Eric"
  • Eötvös Péter has sort name "Eötvös, Péter" (name follows Hungarian "Surname Name" order, but the sort name is unaffected)
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir has sort name "Hildur Guðnadóttir" (Guðnadóttir is a patronymic, not a surname, as custom in Iceland)
  • But: Ólafur Arnalds has sort name "Arnalds, Ólafur" (Arnalds is a surname, not a patronymic)

Guideline 1a. Middle names and nicknames

  • Jean 'Toots' Thielemans has sort name "Thielemans, Jean 'Toots'"

Guideline 1b. Name begins with an abbreviated title

  • DJ Shah has sort name "Shah, DJ"
  • SPC Stephen Pauls has sort name "Pauls, SPC Stephen"

Guideline 1c. Family name begins with abbreviation

Guideline 2. Name of a group

A
An
The
No Article

Guideline 2a. Name of a person in a group artist name

Guideline 3. Latin script only

Guideline 4. De-stylize

Nothing to trans(liter)ate

Guideline 5. Accented Latin characters

Guideline 6. Numerals

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