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There is a ''space'' character after punctuation.
 
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Like English, Vietnamese does not use any space before punctuation, including but not limited to ? ! ; : . , ...
 
Like English, Vietnamese does not use any space before punctuation, including but not limited to ? ! ; : . , ...
   
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In Vietnamese there is a ''no-break space'' ("'' ''" U+00A0) before the following punctuation:
 
In Vietnamese there is a ''no-break space'' ("'' ''" U+00A0) before the following punctuation:

Revision as of 13:51, 17 March 2009

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This page outlines the capitalization rules for the Vietnamese language. It forms part of the MusicBrainz CapitalizationStandard.

Bằng tiếng Việt

Xin bạn viết bài này bằng tiếng Việt.

In English

These rules apply to album and track titles:

  • Do not capitalize any word except for:
    • the first letter of the text
    • the first letter of a sentence after . ! ? / :
    • the first letter of proper and geographical names (persons, cities, nations, etc.)

Punctuation

There is a space character after punctuation.

Punctuation (no space before)

Like English, Vietnamese does not use any space before punctuation, including but not limited to ? ! ; : . , ...

Punctuation (with space before)

In Vietnamese there is a no-break space (" " U+00A0) before the following punctuation:

  • The exclamation mark ("!" U+0021)
  • The colon (":" U+003A)
  • The semicolon (";" U+003B)
  • The question mark ("?" U+003F)

In Musicbrainz (as there are few chances to have word-warp problems), you can use the standard space character before ! : ; ? punctuation.

Examples (no space)

  • Em còn nhớ hay em đã quên?
  • Nhớ về Hà Nội
  • Hà Nội café ơi!
  • Liên khúc: Đêm cuối / Giận hờn

Examples (with space)

  • Em còn nhớ hay em đã quên ?
  • Nhớ về Hà Nội
  • Hà Nội café ơi !
  • Liên khúc : Đêm cuối / Giận hờn