Difference between revisions of "Style/Language/Chinese"

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==Romanization==
 
==Romanization==
  
Transliterated Pseudo-Release should be capitalized and otherwise conform to the rules of the Romanization system used. Most commonly Hanyu Pinyin is used, for which only the first word of title and proper nouns should be capitalized. More detailed writing rules can be found at ''[http://www.pinyin.info/readings/zyg/rules.html Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography]''.
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Transliterated Pseudo-Release should be capitalized and otherwise conform to the rules of the romanization system used. Most commonly Hanyu Pinyin is used, for which only the first word of title and proper nouns should be capitalized. More detailed writing rules can be found at ''[http://www.pinyin.info/readings/zyg/rules.html Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography]''.
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Examples:
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* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/c95f6c96-fa88-440d-b88b-a25707e69f6c.html Tīng māma de huà] (Hanyu Pinyin for [http://musicbrainz.org/track/7778e504-898a-420c-ba79-4a82f834b66e.html 聽媽媽的話])
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* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/5b3e68af-8cd1-4279-af5a-372753a5a7fa.html Wǒ yě bù xiǎng zhèyàng] (Hanyu Pinyin for [http://musicbrainz.org/track/d7ba788e-bbda-458e-b7a2-4c3c55128a2a.html 我也不想這樣])

Revision as of 18:37, 6 April 2010


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



Proposal number: RFC-264
Champion: foolip
Current status: In development




Status: This is an official style guideline.

Capitalization

The Chinese writing system does not use capitalization. When foreign languages/scripts appear in release or track titles they should be capitalized according to the Capitalization Standard of that language.

Punctuation

Half-width vs. full-width

When a middle dot appears as a pause or word separator in titles, the following Unicode character is to be used:

  • In simplified Chinese, use "·" (U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT)
  • In traditional Chinese, use "‧" (U+2027 HYPHENATION POINT)

Romanization

Transliterated Pseudo-Release should be capitalized and otherwise conform to the rules of the romanization system used. Most commonly Hanyu Pinyin is used, for which only the first word of title and proper nouns should be capitalized. More detailed writing rules can be found at Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography.

Examples: