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Monday, February 5th, 2024 5:59 PM

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Can't correct capitalisation error in title due to nonstandard capitalisation

I'm trying to correct the UK alternate title of 'The Colour of Magic' miniseries. 

The correct UK title is Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, but IMDB keeps changing 'The' to 'the', saying, "The following fixes have been applied automatically. Strange capitalization. The word 'The' is usually written as 'the'."

It's "The Colour of Magic" that's "of" Terry Pratchett, so "the" should be capitalised in this case.

Ironically, the 'international English' title is capitalised exactly as I'm trying to correct the UK English title.

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Hi @giskal -

Can you link the title page below? The ones I found are correctly capitalized.

Cheers!

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No correction appears to be needed here, but there are cases where such titles need to be added, and currently they can't be added correctly. A ticket was opened here.

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Hi @Bethanny 

Here's the link to the title page.

Here's a snippet of the current UK and worldwide titles:

I had tried changing the UK title to 'Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic', as that's the correct title here in the UK (both in opening credits and media), but it kept changing 'The' to 'the'.

@Col_Needham kindly pointed to the page that says 'possessives' shouldn't be in 'imdb display title', but the 'complete title'; so I've now tried changing it for the UK 'complete title', but still no go:

Edit - not sure why 'solved' is shown at the top of the thread; this isn't solved. There are examples of other films that have 'The' properly capitalised in their titles. e.g., the worldwide English 'complete title' for this very miniseries, as well as the US 'complete title' for John Carpenter's The Thing:

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@giskal​ Hi! It is showing correctly now.

Cheers!

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@Bethanny​ 

Sorry, I'm not following... it still shows incorrectly to me as this:

I've tried clearing cache and using a different browser as well, so I don't think it's a caching issue.

Am I misunderstanding?

To clarify, I'm trying to change this:

to this:

But 'The' keeps being set to lowercase before I submit.

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@giskal​ Hi!

Got it, it is now fixed, changes should be live on the site shortly.

Cheers!

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The UK display title should have remained and the complete title added as a new entry.

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@Bethanny​ Great, thank you!

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@Peter_pbn​ Fixed :)