Translating and Transliterating Names
Sometimes names of contributors to a release, recording or work need to be translated or transliterated. Example include names of composers, for example: Sergei Rachmaninoff (English), Serguéi Rajmáninov (Spanish) or Сергей Рахманинов (Russian, his mother tongue).
This can be communicated, in ERN for example as
In some cases it may be important or helpful to know which of these names is the “original”, i.e. the version that is not translated or transliterated.
ERN 4.3 introduces a flag
IsInOriginalLanguage that allows signalling which of these tags contains the “original” name: