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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

Chinese releases may be transliterated into Latin script, usually as Pseudo-Releases. 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.[1]


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.



  1. More detailed writing rules can be found in Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography.