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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Default Space or no space for (instrumental) tracks?

This has always bugged me, and is there really any standard convention on the "official" way to write/tag these tracks?

The CD jackets do not appear to have a space between that track title and the "(instrumental)," so which would be considered correct?

track (instrumental)?

EDIT: forgot my example.

The lack of a space is pretty much consistent for all the K-ON! releases, and it's quite common for other releases too (example 2).

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:13 AM
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I'd personally prefer with space but the site's rule is apparently to match the official writing as exactly as possible so without space it is if it's written that way.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:35 AM
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^ That's completely right, Datschge.

I personally don't like it too.
As far as my mp3 / flac tags are concerned, I insert space wherever needed, also always put "Soundtrack" instead of Sound Track etc., but again, those are my tags. For VGMdb it's another thing.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:09 AM
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I think it's fine to put the space in the English and Romaji tracklists in your example because the font size and face changes. We have no way to represent that, so for readability, the next best thing is a spacer. We are probably inconsistent on this though.
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