Talk:Style/Titles/Subtitles

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It is acceptable to use the colon to separate extra sub-titles, i.e.:

Bug Swamp: The Complete Bug Hits: 1987-1990 (fictional title). --TarragonAllen

Here we are using colon as a separator, which is different from its grammatical meaning "A: B" means B is a development of A. I don't think it is a good idea to stick the colon to "A" in this example. What do you think ? http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Colon:_Space_after_not_before

Also in other languages (I know in french), colons must be preceeded by nonbreak space or space. Do the style apply in these languages too? -- jesus2099 17:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Well, we don't do that kind of equal separation. The subtitle B is a property of the release A, or something. We don't do a separation like in "Sweden : Greece". To me, a space before the colon would indicate that both titles are somewhat equal. This is not the case, it's a SUBtitle. That's my german view ;-) -- JonnyJD 18:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)


Please note this is only a guideline for use on ReleaseTitles and not for general use on all titles. Additionally, it only applies to multi-line titles. --TarragonAllen

So what guideline applies to TrackTitles? IIRC works and parts of works (like movements in symphonies) can be separated by colons according to the ClassicalStyleGuide. So it seems to me that the guideline separate SubTitles by a colon (:) is somewhat of a GeneralSylePrinciple. I would prefer to say that applying this principle to TrackTitles is a bit more tricky, and that people should look at the ClassicalStyleGuide for this. --DonRedman


Authors: Original by NeilCafferkey (based on IRC and mailing list discussion), re-written for the wiki by TarragonAllen with help from DonRedman, and an example contributed by derGraph.