Style / Language / Italian

Status: This is an official style guideline.

In Italiano

Il seguente standard vale sia per Artista che per Album e Brano, definiti da qui in avanti "testo".

Un buon riferimento è <<> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accento_(ortografia)>

Questo standard vale anche per il latino e per le notazioni della musica classica come "Allegro con brio".

La formattazione automatica si ottiene attivando l'opzione "Sentence Mode" e usando GuessCase

Ho aggiunto delle note sull'ortografia della "e" accentata

In English

For non-Italian speakers, those who can't understand the meaning of sentences, rules are short. These rules applies to Artist, Album and Tracks.

This should be a standard also for Latin and for classical notation such as "Allegro con brio".

Such capitalization can be achieved using the "Sentence Mode" in the GuessCase options menu.

Rules and examples

Punctuation

Italian punctuation rules is similar to English punctuation rules.

Rules and examples

Accents

Accents are very important to Italian. 'sì' and 'si' are two different words; 'è' means '(she) is', 'e' means 'and'. Sometimes accents are incorrectly written as apostrophes after a vowel. MusicBrainz titles must not contain apostrophes used as accents.

Please note that when 'è' is the first letter of a sentence, it must be capitalized in 'È', not E' (capital E + apostrophe).

Some common mistakes

Apostrophes

Apostrophes are relatively rare in Italian. They are used to shorten some articles like in "una amica" -> "un'amica". Except for po' , apostrophes are almost never found at the end of a word. If you find an apostrophe at the end of a word, nine times out of ten you found an improperly accented word.

Note for editors of classical music: Some aria titles contain shortened words ending with apostrophe. Do not remove them.


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