Rules regarding capitalisation of French titles need to be changed.

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IMDb is behind the times when it comes to capitalisation of French titles. The modern rules used in France include more instances of capitalised words - not just the first word and proper nouns. More on that HERE.

"If this initial word is a definite article (le, la, les, l'), both the article and its noun and any adjectives or adverbs preceding the noun are capitalized (e.g. Le Grand Meaulnes; La Grande Illusion; L'Ecume des jours)"

Popular French website example.

I realise this would mean a lot of work correcting many of the numerous French titles in the database, but I would be very willing to lend a hand, as, I'm sure, would others.

Time to bring IMDb into the 21st century.
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Posted 6 years ago

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This would be a lot of work to complete. I suggest you re-post this to the Contributors Help board [] and reference this thread in your post. The contributors to this board can offer guidance on how to proceed. The three other IMDb champions on Get Satisfaction, bluesmanSF, Emperor and pbn, are regular contributors who can provide you additional guidance.
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Thanks. Done that. It will take a good effort, but it's the right thing to do.
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Yeah it is worth running this passed a number of the top contributors, as it is quite a big job, so you need a consensus before setting about it, or you could find others following along behind changing it back.
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I agree with MayorDefacto's reply at Contributors Help. IMDb's standard is clear and simple. You will need a better source to show that it is as outdated as you claim.