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Can we establish naming conventions for game titles and format for descriptions?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:41 pm
by zach1011
I just got ahold of this app yesterday and added a good chunk of my JP Famicom and Super Famicom collection, but I'm seeing lots of discrepancies in names for titles (Ex: Writing "(JP)" next to games with English titles to denote JP releases, while writing titles for other JP games in Romaji, etc.) and this makes it incredibly hard to organize anything.

Other stuff I'm seeing is using incorrect titles for JP games like the one below:

"Zelda No Densetsu: The Hyrule Fantasy"

If we are gonna go the romaji route for JP game titles, then we should keep it consistent and write the entire title in Romaji. This means that words shared in both JP and EN such as "Zelda" would be written in their own variants: EN -> "Zelda", JP -> "Zeruda", etc.

Anyways some of this is totally nitpicking, but it would be great to have some sort of consistency with how we do this.

I'm totally open to suggestions, but just wanted to get the ball rolling on something. :)

Re: Can we establish naming conventions for game titles and format for descriptions?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:32 pm
by StainlessSteelRat
We have to be really careful especially for the Japanese naming conventions.

I prefer Romaji for the Katakana but shared words with common spellings, that gets tricky. If the user forgets to fill out the alternate title card with something that DOES say Zelda, then searches for Zelda won't yield the JPN copy.

English only speaking users need to be able to find these games too.