Duplication of albums because a character has two unicode ways to represent it

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There was an error in the tags for the name of an album that I had so I edited it from my phone, specifically with Musicolet with the Emoticon Keyboard from Android 5.1. When I scrobbled it after editing it two versions of the same album appeared in my library. The album is "Espècies per Catalogar" but there's an identical version "Espècies per Catalogar". The problem comes from the fact that there's two ways to write the character "è" and the system treats them as different. I've used https://r12a.github.io/app-conversion/ to confirm this.

The URLs from the pages are identical otherwise. I sent myself the character written from my computer through Telegram and the album it scrobbled changed to the other one.

The duplication is caused by the scrobbling but it's a catalog problem too I gess.
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  • it's not a big deal but it's a bit confusing

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Tom Stephen

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Same happens with many artists using such letters, Alcest being first that come to my mind. And that's very annoying, honestly.
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I've listened to this same album twice via Spotify just under a year apart and got two different album versions of it in my library now with identical spelling, so I presume it must be the same issue with the acute or circumflex



the links look identical in the browser as well but when i paste them in here i can see they're made up of different code