San Francisco

San Francisco Declares Vietnamese an Official Language

San Francisco has recognized Vietnamese as one of its official languages, joining Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. This change aims to improve accessibility for the city's Vietnamese-speaking residents by providing translated materials and services.

Mistranslated advertising hinders campaign for San Francisco’s Proposition A

Though Proposition A was backed by several powerful local politicians like Mayor London Breed, numerous mistranslations in the Spanish-language campaigning might have hurt its ability to resonate with Spanish-speaking voters.