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Why I canot find movie by non-English title? E.g. the movie "Čekej do tmy"

I cannot find a movie by its Czech name. I search for "Čekej do tmy" and I get "No results".

Funny thing is that the movie exists https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062467/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 and has exactly the same title.

And it is not just this movie, there are more of them...

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As far as I experienced so far, when you search a movie with a title different than the original (ie a title in a foreign language), in many cases you don't see it in the dropdown preview of the search bar and you get the "No results" text in red.

However, if you press enter, you immediately find the title in the search page.

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@bodlamar  A quick update on this.  The search team is aware of the issue, thanks again, and there is a plan to address it in a future update which is in development at the moment, but it is not a case of a simple quick bug fix. 

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@Col_Needham Thank you! Just please see my previous comment on Unicode :)

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That's an interesting one, since the title "Čekej do tmy" is actually listed as an alternate.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062467/releaseinfo

(original title) Wait Until Dark
Australia Wait Until Dark
Austria Warte, bis es dunkel ist
Belgium (Flemish title) Wacht tot het donker wordt
Brazil Um Clarão nas Trevas
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) В очакване на мрака
Canada (French title) Seule dans la nuit
Canada (English title) Wait Until Dark
Colombia Espera la oscuridad
Czech Republic Čekej do tmy
Denmark Fanget af mørket

(partial list)

I'm surprised the character Č is in there, since I've been unable to add new titles or names with such a character recently. For instance, Antonín Dvořák is listed as Antonín Dvorák on IMDb, without the ř.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006053/

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ISO-LATIN-2 characters are supported in alternate titles.

While I don't get results in the search suggestions, I do get the right result after I hit enter or click to get the full results.

The search suggestions feature only includes partial results. 

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@bodlamar  Thanks for reporting this.  We will take a look.  As explained in the details below, the suggestion search needs some tuning for extended character sets. 

@Peter_pbn / @bderoes  Thanks for the extra details.  The background here is that we have significantly expanded suggestion search via a recent upgrade. As Peter notes, the Č is causing a problem here, however, if you type: "Cekej do tmy" the search suggestion does still find Wait Until Dark via the Czech AKA (which is much better than it used to be). 

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@Col_Needham Thank you. However, I would expect UNICODE as the only needed and widely accepted character set in 2021... E.g. some NAS devices with multimedia functions can automatically fetch date from IMDb based on movie title and of course they don't if name doesn't match.