Figma Plugin

Pseudotranslation in Figma

This article is for Figma users, Account Owners and Project Managers.

Pseudotranslation is a way of performing translation without really translating. It replaces the source text with a repeated special character set from other languages. It's completely automated and it exists here to provide Figma designers a quick glance at what a translated version of their prototype will look like. Quickly identify strings that will not be translated, locate problematic buttons with run-off text or simply test your font to determine how it's going to look and feel with a different set of characters.

Pseudotranslate your Prototype

    1. Launch the Figma desktop app
    2. Open your prototype file
    3. In the Figma menu (top left), click Plugins > Development > Smartling > Pseudotranslate
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    4. In the dialog that opens, select a language that represents the region you will be translating for. Each language set corresponds with a text expansion or contraction percentage. This allows you to decide how much expansion or contraction  you'd like to see in your Pseudo.mceclip3.png
    5. Click Apply Translations and take a look at your new Pseudotranslated page

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