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Steam now officially supports Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish languages

Steam now officially supports Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish languages

Steam has added Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish to its roster of officially supported languages.

The two languages were added to the official list of 26 last week and will open up options for players across Steam’s client and store. Developers will now be able to officially provide translations in these languages.

Vietnamese currency support was added in November 2017, alongside payment methods more popular in the country to make Steam easier for Vietnamese citizens to interact with. At the time, however, Steam failed to add language support for over 75 million Vietnamese speakers.

Until now, Steam only supported one definition of Spanish - European “Castillian” Spanish. However, due to substantial stylistic differences between European and Latin American Spanish, Steam has decided to implement support for the latter.

“We are adding two new languages (Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish) to the list of 26 languages officially supported by Steam,” said Steam in a community post.

“This means the Steam desktop client, the Steam store, and the Steam Community, are all translated to make it easier for Vietnamese or Latin American Spanish speakers to interact with Steam, find games, and chat with friends. It also means that game developers can now provide translations of their game in those languages through Steam.”


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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