Since version 4.1 the labels that describe the information are translatable.
Internal messages or exceptions are not translatable,
the internationalization is limited to the “tags” returned by
asXML methods of the Movie, Person, Character,
or Company classes.
Beware that in many cases these “tags” are not the same as the “keys” used
to access information in the same class. For example, you can translate
the tag “long-imdb-name” -the tag returned by the call
person.getAsXML('long imdb name'), but not the key “long imdb name”
itself. To translate keys, you can use
If you want to add i18n to your IMDbPY-based application, all you need to do
is to switch to the
imdbpy text domain:
>>> import imdb.locale >>> import gettext >>> gettext.textdomain('imdbpy') 'imdbpy' >>> from gettext import gettext as _ >>> _('art-department') 'Art department' >>> import os >>> os.environ['LANG'] = 'it_IT' >>> _('art-department') 'Dipartimento artistico'
If you want to translate IMDbPY into another language, see the How to translate document for instructions.
Articles in titles¶
To convert a title to its canonical format as in “Title, The”, IMDbPY makes some assumptions about what is an article and what isn’t, and this can lead to some wrong canonical titles. For example, it can canonicalize the title “Die Hard” as “Hard, Die” because it guesses “Die” as an article (and it is, in Germany…).
To solve this problem, there are other keys: “smart canonical title”, “smart long imdb canonical title”, “smart canonical series title”, “smart canonical episode title” which can be used to do a better job converting a title into its canonical format.
This works, but it needs to know about articles in various languages:
if you want to help, see the
To guess the language of a movie title, call its ‘guessLanguage’ method (it will return None, if unable to guess). If you want to force a given language instead of the guessed one, you can call its ‘smartCanonicalTitle’ method, setting the ‘lang’ argument appropriately.
Sometimes it’s useful to manage a title’s alternatives (AKAs) knowing their languages. In the ‘helpers’ module there are some (hopefully) useful functions:
akasLanguages(movie)- Given a movie, return a list of tuples in (lang, AKA) format (lang can be None, if unable to detect).
sortAKAsBySimilarity(movie, title)- Sort the AKAs on a movie considering how much they are similar to a given title (see the code for more options).
getAKAsInLanguage(movie, lang)- Return a list of AKAs of the movie in the given language (see the code for more options).