Add, please, "Cyrillic KOI8-U title" or "Cyrillic KOI8-RU title" to Alternate Titles. I'm often injected Alternate Titles Ukrainian.

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Col Needham, Official Rep

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Thanks, we have opened a ticket with the appropriate team.
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Sorry for the delay - I've added both
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Strange to see this topic as "solved" while it isn't. I'd suggest just replace KOI8-R with KOI8-RU
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bogdan8249

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I agree with you.
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Admins, please delete the mark "SOLVED" for this topic. 
Any table for Ukrainian language, whether KOI8-U, or KOI8-RU are not accessible for alternate titles.
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I changed it to an idea post.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There is no support of Ukrainian language on your site. Please add Ukrainian into....

Please add Cyrillic KOI8-R symbols support like "і", "ї". And change letters from English "i" to Ukrainian "і" in Ukrainian titles.
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Not enough AKA title attribute options for Cyrillic KOI8-R, Greek ISO-8859-7 and ISO-LATIN-2

Problem with adding alternate titles in KOI8-R (incorrect script behavior)

This is from Col Needham

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/how-to-write-the-title-in-russian?topic-reply-list%5Bsetting...

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Please see https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/alternate-titles-akas/GBFBWTQG2RLMHSUR?ref_=helpms... specifically the section "9. Character set variants" and within that:

original Cyrillic KOI8-R title -> The Cyrillic title used on the title card of the film in the original country of the film corresponding to the country/language attribute and using the KOI8-R character set.

For an example of this in action, see https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015648/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf#akas and then looking at the details via the "Edit page" button:



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Ukrainian is not Russian.
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Ukrainian Cyrillic is different from Russian Cyrillic.

Ukrainian Cyrillic (e.g., KOI8-U) has unique letters not present in Russian Cyrillic (e.g., KOI8-R), for example ї / Ї (pronoucned 'Ji'), і / І, и / И , ґ / Ґ etc.

Please add support for KOI8-U, this has been a request of Ukrainian IMDb community for many years!

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See this other idea - Support for Unicode. That would provide a more complete solution than adding another specific encoding to handle just Ukrainian alternate titles. In particular, Ukrainian actors could have their names spelled correctly if Unicode were supported throughout the site.

So far, only 20 people have voted for Unicode, it might help to get it moved up the priority if the five who voted for this idea were to vote for it.
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Thank you, Owen Rees. You never disappoint.
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piznajko

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The simplest way to fix this, is to allow Ukrainian Cyrillic (e.g., KOI8-U), which has unique letters not present in Russian Cyrillic (e.g., KOI8-R), for example ї / Ї (pronoucned 'Ji'), і / І, и / И , ґ / Ґ etc., to be added everywhere on IMDb. In others words not just for "Alternate titles", but also for actor names, festival names etc.

To paraphrase, in order to fix the current issue with IMDb.com not supporting Ukrainian Cyrillic, we would need to add support for it in all filelds (e.g., "Alternate titles", but also for actor names, festival names etc. )

p.s. For those who are unfamiliar with Ukrainian language, Ukrainian Cyrillic is different from Russian Cyrillic (KOI8-R, which is already supported by IMDb.com).

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The very limited support for characters beyond U+00FF in alternate titles requires that contributors understand character encodings and select an attribute to change the permitted characters in the text field. This does not increase the size of the range of characters, it replaces the U+0080 to U+00FF range with a different set depending on which encoding is chosen.

Adding a similar feature to other text fields would require adding an encoding selector to those text fields, updating all the internal systems to carry the encoding identifier with the text field and perform decoding end encoding wherever necessary for processing. This wood be a very large and complex task.

Converting to support Unicode throughout the system is a large task but much simpler than extending the approach used for alternate titles to other text fields. It also has the benefit that contributors would not need to know about character encodings.

If everyone who wants support for a wider range of characters were to vote for Unicode then it might get enough support to make a difference.
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piznajko

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Hi Will is there a way support for Ukrainian cyrillic (KOI8-U) could be added to imdb.com?
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Jeorj Euler

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It does not seem like the editorial staff have the tools. The software development team may have to provide them with ti, and for whatever reason, these things take time, as there is already a long list of projects in the works. I don't know.