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The ERN standard allows communicating titles of recordings and releases in multiple languages. The standard also allows the separation of the “main” title from the “sub title”.

In some instances, a record company may send a title and sub title in one language and a title and sub title in another language. In ERN-4 this might be done like this:

<Title LanguageAndScriptCode=“en”>
   <TitleText>Clam Bake</TitleText>
   <SubTitle>Darren Emerson Mix</SubTitle>
</Title>

<Title LanguageAndScriptCode=“ja”>
   <TitleText>クラム ベイク</TitleText>
   <SubTitle>ダレン エマーソン ミックス</SubTitle>
</Title>

 

But it may also be the case that one of these Title tags contains a TitleText but no SubTitle for the same recording for which the record company has communicated TitleText and SubTitle in another language:

<Title LanguageAndScriptCode=“se”>
   <TitleText>Clam Bake på svenska</TitleText>
</Title> 

 

A DSP that receives this data should display, 

  • for English-speaking customers, the English title with its subtitle;
  • for Japanese-speaking customers, the Japanese title with its subtitle; and 
  • for Swedish-speaking customers, the Swedish title (with no subtitle).

Titles communicated for different languages should never be mixed.

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