Author Topic: MusicBrainz tagging - says track titles are incorrect but they are not.  (Read 1869 times)

BRAINS

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I am going through my albums and reorganizing their folders.  At the same time I am making sure everything is tagged properly.

I have come across this problem where MusicBrainz says the titles are wrong, marking them in red, but they are not.  If you see track 4 in my screenshot, they are identical.  As a test, I renamed the track title, saved, then typed the original name again, and saved.  I auto-tagged after that and it still shows red.  Why?

Also I noticed a lot of albums on MusicBrainz have ' as  .  This is extremely annoying.  Why is it like this?

redwing

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Probably it's about Unicode and ASCII punctuation character differences (e.g. ellipsis vs three dots). Musicbrainz seems to prefer Unicode punctuation for their style:
 
https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/User:Yurim/Punctuation_and_Special_Characters
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Miscellaneous

BRAINS

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Probably it's about Unicode and ASCII punctuation character differences (e.g. ellipsis vs three dots). Musicbrainz seems to prefer Unicode punctuation for their style:
 
https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/User:Yurim/Punctuation_and_Special_Characters
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Miscellaneous
Thank you for the links redwing I appreciate it.  You are always helpful. 

I want to be consistent with my tags, so in this case I am going to stick with the ASCII ' apostrophe/right quotation instead of the Unicode version.  I can't even get the Unicode characters to work on my computer.  I tried  Alt + 2019 and it makes = or doing Alt + 02019 makes ã

After reading the musicbrainz wiki I see they use many different types of dashes.  I noticed this problem when auto-tagging of my albums with a - .  How annoying.

redwing

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Looks like their linked page for that character got it wrong. Its code is U+2019 but you need to type Alt 0146.

There are various ways and utilities for unicode input, but if you don't use them that often I find just copying the character from Wikipedia is the easiest.
And I don't use them for tags at all either for consistency.
Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 06:26:14 AM by redwing