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{{official capitalization standard|language=Chinese|proposal=1}}
 
{{official capitalization standard|language=Chinese|proposal=1}}
 
==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.
 
 
===Examples===
 
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/e58d3db9-7755-43d5-b9d4-0064300033eb.html I Love You 無望]
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/1b424583-5e85-4c9a-9ff2-a0d9d6c192b4.html Coffee, Tea or Me 我愛你]
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/b172e163-c1f1-41f1-9266-285eb1fb0b61.html 我的Superstar]
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/afe527e5-e377-4f2b-8e9e-ce573cbf9a4c.html 親愛的Jazz]
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/8169e429-1057-47d8-849e-ed3c670b850d.html Rock'n Roll的Style]
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/track/493c33fa-d523-4f73-8b3a-9ec86dcff879.html 愛情Yogurt]
 
 
==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 ''[http://www.pinyin.info/readings/zyg/rules.html Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography]''.
 
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]''.

Revision as of 06:01, 8 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.

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