https://tickets.metabrainz.org/browse/PICARD-1232 suggests to modify the behaviour when the option Use standardized artist names is enabled.
But while i was looking at the code, i noticed that this option is just ignored if Translate artist names to this locale … is set to a language and the artist’s name has an alias matching it.
It can be tested using https://musicbrainz.org/release/7cc252f6-772e-4d76-8c47-64225f53da5b and the following options.
With both options disabled, artist’s name is set to A Cappella Men’s Choir
With both options enabled, it is set to [desconegut] (catalan translation of [unknown])
With translated enabled, standardize disabled, it is set to [desconegut]
WIth translated disabled, standardize enabled, it is set to [unknown]
That’s the current behaviour with Picard 2.0 beta (current master).
Do you think it should be modified, and, if yes, how ?