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    Parsing semicolons in Artist tag - Material or LMS?

    Looking for confirmation that what I'm seeing is indeed how LMS scanner is supposed to read tags OR if it's how the Material theme is parsing the tags for its display.

    I've been digitizing old vinyl and I've been typing in the Artist tag in mp3tag using a semicolon ; character (sometimes I "forget" and use the ; between all artists and sometimes just between artists and orchestra/conductor, so there's some variance in the overall formatting, but not in how the ; are treated).

    I noticed today that in LMS/Material when I look at the the Album with the More option, I don't see the Artist tag listed in a single "field" like this:

    Artist: Birgit Nilsson; Leonie Rysanek; Regina Resnik; Wolfgang Windgassen; Eberhard Wńchter; Vienna - Karl B÷hm, cond.

    What I see is like in this screenshot (Material theme):

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    It appears that the LMS/Material skin does some parsing of its own (?) and, if a ; is there, separates items in the Artist tag by the semicolon. I can show multple examples of this. And I can see that using the LMS/Default theme that this separation by ; does not happen.

    Can I get someone to confirm with a quick test that they, too, see this behaviour? That is, edit the Artist tag of an album and add text with a ; in it (e.g., "; test" would do :-) and see how the Material skin shows it in the Material skin UI.

    If so, I'll contact the Material Theme author Craig Drummond (I'd "add" him to this post if I knew how to do that). If not, then I'm stumped about what can possibly be happening.

    Thanks.

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    I regularly use semicolons to separate several artists in the Album Artist tag, and the behaviour you see in your screenshots is the outcome (and desired outcome for my usage).

    If you are wanting your semicolon punctuated artist lists to remain as a single tag, check out the 'My Music' tab of the LMS settings screen, where you can change the 'Separator for Multiple Items in Tags' which I think is set to semicolon by default.

    Robert
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    Parsing semicolons in Artist tag -Material or LMS?

    Robert,

    Thank you. Never in a decade noticed that setting! Now I must edit my
    Artist tag, but I know what to do and what not to do.

    Best regards!

    On 4/23/21 11:50 PM, Grumpy Bob wrote:
    > I regularly use semicolons to separate several artists in the Album
    > Artist tag, and the behaviour you see in your screenshots is the outcome
    > (and desired outcome for my usage).
    >
    > If you are wanting your semicolon punctuated artist lists to remain as a
    > single tag, check out the 'My Music' tab of the LMS settings screen,
    > where you can change the 'Separator for Multiple Items in Tags' which I
    > think is set to semicolon by default.
    >
    > Robert
    >
    >
    >
    > *Home: *Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP
    > TS-251A
    > Touch > DacMagic 100 > Naim Audio Nait 3 > Mission 752 (plus Rega
    > Planar 3 > Rega Fono Mini; Naim CD3)
    > 2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
    > *Office:* LMS8.0.0 running on Raspberry Pi3; Raspberry Pi 3 player with
    > touchscreen/piCorePlayer/IQaudIO DAC and Amp
    > *Portable:* Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate
    > portable drive, powered via power brick
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