User:Foolip/Capitalization Standard For Transliterations
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|Status: This page describes an active style guideline proposal and is not official.|
|Status: This is an official style guideline.|
Transliteration is the conversion from one script to another, e.g., from Latin to Kanji, Kanji to Cyrillic, Cyrillic to Hebrew, etc. Often, releases will be transliterated for the benefit of people who enjoy the music but cannot read the original script. While transliteration to the Latin script is the most common, it is not the only possibility.
Transliterated pseudo-releases should conform to the rules of the transliteration system used.
Some languages have specific capitalization guidelines for transliterations:
- Chinese: Capitalization Standard Chinese
- Hebrew: Capitalization Standard Hebrew
- Japanese: Capitalization Standard Japanese
- Yiddish: Capitalization Standard Yiddish
For any other transliterations to scripts that have a capitalization concept:
- If the source script also has a capitalization concept, keep the original capitalization.
- Otherwise, then only the first letter of each sentence and proper nouns should be capitalized.