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  1. Picard
  2. PICARD-1611

Don't translate special purpose artists

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Reopened
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Environment:
      Windows

      Description

      In MusicBrainz there are some special purpose artists like Various Artists and [unknown].

      Whereas Various Artists is normally used on release-level (compilations), [unknown] is used on track level when the artist is not known.

      Even if an artist is unknown or not specified detailed enough it is normally credited with a specific term, e.g. "singing children".

      In Picard there is the option "Metadata" / "Translate artist names to local where possible".
      This option is not activated by default (if I'm right) and is basically useful, e.g. for translating Asian artist names to Latin name-variants. I'd like to keep this option active for me.
      If this option is activated, it will also translate special purpose artists, at least [unknown], e.g. to "[unbekannt]" (German). In this case the "credited as" gets lost.
      In my example [unknown] as "singing children" will be translated to artist [unbekannt].
      If the option is deactivated the artist name "singing children" will be kept.
      It's not good to lose the credited-as-name for special purpose artists by translating. The original credited-as-name should be kept here.

      There is already a special processing for Various artists but it would be fine to have the option to avoid translating for [unknown] (and other special purpose artists).

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