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{{official capitalization standard|language=Chinese|proposal=1}}
  
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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==Han Script==
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Chinese characters, also known as Han characters, have no capitalization.
  
===Examples===
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==Latin Script==
* [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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While there are many romanization systems for Chinese, [[Wikipedia:Hanyu Pinyin|Hanyu Pinyin]] is the most common in MusicBrainz. In Hanyu Pinyin, only the first letter of a sentence and proper nouns should be capitalized. More detailed writing rules can be found in ''[http://www.pinyin.info/readings/zyg/rules.html Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography]''.
* [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])
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'''Examples:'''
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* [[Release:5193d964-d732-4d81-a99f-37f8e5bb14bb|Bā dù kōngjiān]] (Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of [[Release:58834222-e36a-49fe-b71e-27436faed9ce|八度空間]])
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* [[Release:d3682b57-863f-46c5-ac0d-c5efb6f80dc5|Wáng Fēi]] (Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of [[Release:1f4c4892-2039-4545-9658-5f15248c7861|王菲]])
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==Multiple Languages==
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When foreign languages are mixed with Chinese in release or track titles they should be capitalized according to the [[Capitalization Standard]] of that language.
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'''Note:''' Whether or not the Chinese and non-Chinese part of the title should be separated by a space depends on the grammar and meaning of the title as a whole and is not covered by this guideline.
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'''Examples:'''
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* [[Track:e58d3db9-7755-43d5-b9d4-0064300033eb|I Love You 無望]]
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* [[Track:afe527e5-e377-4f2b-8e9e-ce573cbf9a4c|親愛的Jazz]]
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* [[Track:8169e429-1057-47d8-849e-ed3c670b850d|Rock'n Roll的Style]]

Revision as of 08:06, 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.

Han Script

Chinese characters, also known as Han characters, have no capitalization.

Latin Script

While there are many romanization systems for Chinese, Hanyu Pinyin is the most common in MusicBrainz. In Hanyu Pinyin, only the first letter of a sentence and proper nouns should be capitalized. More detailed writing rules can be found in Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography.

Examples:

Multiple Languages

When foreign languages are mixed with Chinese in release or track titles they should be capitalized according to the Capitalization Standard of that language.

Note: Whether or not the Chinese and non-Chinese part of the title should be separated by a space depends on the grammar and meaning of the title as a whole and is not covered by this guideline.

Examples: