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Sun, Mar 3, 2013 3:53 AM

Titles translation accuracy deficiency

hi, i live in Argentina, so in IMDb i see the movie titles in Spanish, and i don ́t like it cause it ́s always a poor translation. However, i do see the rest of the info in English, which i prefer, but i rather see also the titles in English. I can ́t seem to be able to change this, please help

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9 y ago

Regarding "poor translation," no one on IMDb makes a translation. A film's title should display as it's original title, as first released, then have AKA's as appropriate, in the language as shown in the film in other countries. It's not someone here reading the original, then making his/her own translation. Those submitting are just submitting them as they were released.

When you log in to IMDb, you'll see, in the top right corner, "gustavo's account" (or however you've named yourself there). Click that and in the middle section of the page, under "personalize," you can click site preferences. Under "Title Display," you'll see two entries you can set as you like, Title Display Country and Title Display language. You can set country as you like or choose "original title," which should display it's very first shown title, or you can set language to English.

If these settings are not working, you might add, with specifics, to this thread already in progress, from which they're trying to rectify a bug regarding these settings. https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

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9 y ago

Well, well, feeling touchy. Nobody said anything about IMDb translating anything, i just wrote that the translation i get is not accurate as it happens in most Spanish speaking countries, for cultural or market reasons, but that is an issue for another place and time.
However, your help was useful and i thank you my dear bluesmanSF, or however you name yourself there ; )

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9 y ago

Just to try and clear things up - what you are presumably seeing is the title of the film as it was released in your country (or perhaps language). It needn't be a translation, it could be a different name, in much the same way Avengers was released in the UK as Avengers Assemble (to avoid confusion with The Avengers British TV series).