Song Title Guidelines
- Capitalisation: Capitalise the first letter of only the first word. E.g., Use "Toli ne jesina" instead of "Toli Ne Jesina."
- Commonly known form: Do not use the Harvard-Kyoto notation for the title. Instead, use a commonly intelligible form. E.g., Use "Sobhillu saptaswara" instead of "zobhillu saptaswara." Further:
- Avoid repeating vowels to indicate the long vowel. Using a single vowel is more readable and more familiar. E.g., use "Brova bharama" instead of "Broova bhaaramaa."
- A rule of thumb: Convert the Harvard-Kyoto form of the title to all-lowercase. Substitute uncommon notation (such as z for za) to their more common equivalents. Then, follow the Capitalisation guideline. For example:
kSIrasAgara zayana [Harvard-Kyoto] --> kshirasagara sayana [All lowercase + 'z' & 'S' substituted by 's' and 'sh'] --> Kshirasagara sayana [Final form]
- Conflict Resolution: Try to distinguish songs with a similar starting text using more words. For example, there are two Tyagaraja kritis beginning with "Nagumomu." Name them "Nagumomu ganaleni" and "Nagumomu galavani." Similarly, "Ramabhirama manasu", "Ramabhirama raghurama" and "Ramabhirama ramaniya" for the three Tyagaraja songs beginning with "Ramabhirama."
- If multiple words of the songs are identical, use the raga name in brackets to distinguish them. E.g., there are two Tyagaraja kritis, both beginning with "Vinatasuta vahana." Name them "Vinatasuta vahana (Harikambhoji)" and "Vinatasuta vahana (Jayantasena)".
- When creating the title, terminate words at the appropriate place. For example, "Orajupu jusedi" or just "Orajupu" instead of "Orajupuju." "Anuragamu leni" instead of "Anuragamule."