Broken link in submission guide: Korean

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The page at https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/asian says, "For Korean names and titles, we prefer the transliteration outlined here."

However, the link for "here" goes to a "Page not found" error on the UNESCO web site (http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/files/33954/11799101593korean_en.pdf/korean_en.pdf).

I have found an Internet Archive link that presumably contains the content from the now-missing link: http://web.archive.org/web/20101011011133/http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/files/33954/1179910159...

However, I would recommend that IMDb find a more permanent and stable link to provide for the transliteration of Korean, and preferably indicate the name of the transliteration being used so there will be more than just a bare link. (I don't know how to read Korean myself so I don't know the difference between the various romanizations of Korean; I just know that such romanizations exist.)
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Hi gromit82 -

Thanks for reporting the bad link and finding the archived page.  I have alerted our data editors who will take a look as soon as they can to update the guide with the transliteration details.
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I came across the broken link too, which has not been changed. An archived version of the transliteration is also available in the archive links on the current 404 error page in the Unesco site.

However, I also noticed that the section about Japanese/Korean names in the name guides (https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/names_all) does not contain a link at all, which means the text does not really make sense.
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Thanks Peter, I have added your report to the existing open ticket.  As soon as there is an update on the status I will let you know here.