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Monday, August 15th, 2022 3:53 PM

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How to edit episode title AKAs?

An example: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088677/
This is episode #5.4 of “American Playhouse” titled “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
However, when displayed to a client from Greece, the episode title is: “Oi peripeteies tou Huck Finn”, which is a “Greeklish” (ie greek using latin letters) title.  Greeklish was quite popular for edits during the older years of IMDb, before allowing ISO-8859-7 and later Unicode edits.  Now any title translations should be entered with the proper characters, and the older greeklish should be marked as transliterated titles.

If I go to Edit → Other Corrections → Episode Title / Number, I can only see the English title; I can't find anywhere how to edit the existing AKAs for the episode title.

I've seen other episode titles too that are translated incorrectly, which translations I cannot fix.  Perhaps episode title AKAs could be entered in the past, or maybe they were standalone-titles that were later converted to episodes.

Is there some way to edit episode title AKAs?

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2 years ago

Hi tzot -

As Peter_pbn mentioned above, we currently do not support Alternate titles on Episode pages, if there is an alternate title displaying it is likely due to a previous title merge.

The Greek display title you reported has now been removed. If you observe any further instances of this issue you can report them within the community and our staff can manually remove them.

Cheers!

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2 years ago

IMDb staff can delete them, otherwise no.

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@Peter_pbn​ So we open issues here about those issues. Thanks!

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2 years ago

Hello tzot,

In order to have the Alternative title, you have to add a new alternative title instead of modifying the already live item, if you go Edit ->Add 1 item, you will be able to contribute with the alternative title. More details and help for AKAs on our help guide.

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