Summary: Implementation ISMN code like ISBN one
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Special pages

On it has been discussed whether ISMN code (International
Standard Music Number: it is a number recognizing printed music, like ISBN and
books) should be automatically recognized by MediaWiki or not. After that
discussion ([[:it:Discussioni_progetto:Musica#ISMN]]) we thought to ask here to
implement on MediaWiki the recognization of that code. The implementation
appears not too difficult because:
1) ISMN exists both with 10 digits and with 13 digits. An ISMN 13 digits code
could be written as ISBN followed by the same 13 digits: MediaWiki is able to
search for ISBN and many book search engines store in their databases also
printed music like Google Books. So, in that case, it is only needed MediaWiki
to link ISMN XXX-X-XXXX-XXXX-X to Special:BookSources/XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
2) An ISMN 10 digits code should be converted. Those codes are structured as
following: ISMN M-XXXX-XXXX-X . As you may see on International ISMN Agency
website (, this code is equal to
ISMN 979-0-XXXX-XXXX-X , so,after conversion, it would be the same as point 1).
For example consider the book
Duport, Jean-Louis; Rummel, Martin (ed.); 21 Etudes for Violoncello with an
accompaniment of a second Violoncello ad libitum , Barenreiter. ISMN
The code ISMN M-006-52998-8 should point to Special:BookSources/9790006529988.
Is it possible to MediaWiki to recognize automatically ISMN code?

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