Original titles (again)

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Is the only way to get the original titles for movies to register? akas.imdb.com still gives me some locale dependant title. In Norway we don't translate titles so it's alway a massive headache figuring out what titles would be translated to.. akas.imdb.com should atleast work so you can link to movies and not have them return some ridiculous title
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"In Norway we don't translate titles"

If that was true, there wouldn't be so many translated Norwegian titles in the database.
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Well, sure, some governmental department may translate them, but nobody says titles in Norwegian. This is Spinal Tap is translated to "Hjelp, vi er i popbransjen" and I challenge you to find a single person who has heard that title.

My question still stand though, anyway to keep original titles like akas.imdb.com used to do?
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There are Norwegian sites that also use that title, and it's not because of a governmental department, but because it was used by the distributor of a Norwegian release.

As for your question, I don't think so.
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It seems that you'll see the titles as they were released there, not "translated," per se, unless you log in and use settings to show otherwise.
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I thought there was an error with akas.imdb.com since I seem to remember it only showing original titles. But it's broken on purpose for some reason then.

Thanks bluesman
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It’s not important if country X translates the titles or not, as IMDb advises on their own help pages to use http://akas.imdb.com to always see the original title. I could understand the difficulty of choosing between 'URL preference' (akas in the URL says "use original title") and 'user preference' (set to some language), but I did check how it works without logging in – and unfortunaltely the thrice dambed geolocation takes preference.
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This is a current known issue that staff are looking into:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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No they dont becouse they set this option with translating titles !!!
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akas.imdb.com is still not working properly.
On www.imdb.com we still dont see original titles.

When will you fix this IMDB? Why do we see country specific titles?
Why doesn't akas.imdb.com show the original titles?

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