[mb-style] Fwd: [mb-users] Cyrrilic
djkc at tds.net
Mon Jan 9 21:42:42 UTC 2006
A thought that just occurred to me while doing some SG5DR related
cleanup - this feature will need to finally allow alias duplication.
Every disambigulated artist is going to need duplicated transliteration
related aliases. Hadn't seen that mentioned at any point in this so
thought I'd bring it up.
Robert Kaye wrote:
> On Dec 20, 2005, at 11:04 AM, Orion wrote:
>> Robert Kaye wrote:
>>> A. Artists (mostly classical, but not asian -- please help me
>>> define this properly) in a non-latin script will contain the
>>> english- transliterated version of their name in the artist.name and
>>> the english-transliterated sort name in the artist.sortname field.
>>> Much like the way we had it a few weeks ago.
>>> B. Artist aliases will then be cleaned up to 1) indicate the type
>>> of an alias: typo, AKA, transliteration, etc 2) the language and
>>> script of the alias. What other alias types should we have?
>>> C. Picard (and perhaps even the web site) get a 'preferred language/
>>> script' option that users can set and if an alias in their language
>>> exists, Picard will use that alias for tagging.
>> To be clear - the cleanup would be for all artists, but only the ones
>> where it made sense for the largest part of their userbase such as
>> the Russian composers would have the main artist name set to a latin
>> I'd personally like an alias type and preference to indicate
>> "original" script/name. Rather than having to set English or
>> Japanese or Thai I'd like each to tag to that language automatically,
>> assuming that's what their name is in. Care probably needs to go
>> into wording of that, to seperate cases like with
>> http://musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=244551 - an attribute
>> might be set on 田中れいな to indicate it's the original script for
>> her name, but it's not her original name http://
>> musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=297112 田中麗奈 that's
>> linked via the "performs as" relationship, if you get what I mean.
> Yes! That is the proper solution for what I was hinting at in my
> previous message. With this field it will be easy to undo this 'step
> backward' when we roll out the proper solution.
> --ruaok Somewhere in Texas a village is *still* missing its idiot.
> Robert Kaye -- rob at eorbit.net -- http://mayhem-chaos.net
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