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Market vs. Language - Documentation doesn't match submission process RRS feed

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  • I am submitting an app to the store but I am confused on the Market vs Supported languages aspect.  I have done a great deal of research, but the technical documentation doesn't seem to match the functionality of the submission process.  Keep in mind that I am not attempting to add Multilanguage support at this time.  I am simply trying to physically verify that there are different settings for Market availability and Supported languages.  I don't want to add a region and consequently have to provide language support because of that decision.

    This blog describes Markets and Languages as two different settings in the submission process, but I cannot find a Languages check box list anywhere in the dashboard.  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2012/06/08/listing-your-desktop-app-in-the-store.aspx

    This document states that I can select languages from a list during the submission process from the Selling Details page.  (Desktop applications and language selection)  No such selection group exists in my dashboard.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj657969.aspx

    This forum post outlines adding language support to the AppManifest for my app in visual studio.  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsstore/thread/25c75d35-1912-4dac-821f-34bc59e3484a

    Does the dashboard scan the AppManifest to determine if the store should show me the language selector?  I understand the need to modify the AppManifest, but as official documentation states, I can create a release without adding an app immediately to it.  Therefore, I must be able to set the supported languages somehow through the dashboard interface without uploading the app first.  Where is the supported language selector, and how do I access it? 

    Can MSFT clarify for me please?  Thank you!

    Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:27 PM

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  • You are correct that the Market is handled separately from the languages.

    This article may help clarify how to localize your package better: Localizing the package manifest

    You can make your Windows Store app more attractive to international audiences by localizing its display name, description, and other identifying features, which are described in the package manifest file. In the Manifest Designer, you can insert a token into the text box of each field that you want to localize.

    -Eric

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:57 AM
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