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"/" or ":" in Song Title = Problem?
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"/" or ":" in Song Title = Problem?

Hi all,

How much, if any, of a problem do you think it is to put "/" or ":" in track titles when they will be put online and those characters are also used in HTML and such? Any other characters to avoid? or is it a non-issue?

Thanks!
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Colons ":" should not be an issue as they are required for correct formatting of classical music data and metadata that would be otherwise rejected.
Not sure about slash or backslah, what would you think may be an issue?
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Hi all,

How much, if any, of a problem do you think it is to put "/" or ":" in track titles when they will be put online and those characters are also used in HTML and such? Any other characters to avoid? or is it a non-issue?

Thanks!
/ is afaik not aloud in filenames (windows), for cd-text your on the save side if you use ASCII

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
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I keep slashes out of file names and replace with an underscore but slashes can definitely be in the song title metadata for WAV and MP3, as well as for CD-Text.
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I also remove slashes because it can causes issues with Reaper (although I did find a setting to fix this .. what DOESN'T Reaper have a setting for?) and also dropbox IIRC. Just for files / folders though, not meta data.
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I also came across a weird issue where if a file name has a question mark and you zip up the folder on a Mac, when somebody on a PC unzips it (or extracts it as I believe the term is on Windows), the file name with the question mark will not be there.

For this reason I replace any question marks in file names with an underscore but again, the question mark can be in the metadata/CD-Text.
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Yeah, those are the kinds of things that give me pause. Certain characters tend to bring out bugs in certain software. You never know what pitfalls might be out there in people's software after a song is released...
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