Preview Translated Figma Designs with Pseudo Translations
Although the Smartling Figma plugin is visible in the Figma browser, it is currently only accessible via the Figma Desktop app.
Pseudo-translation 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.
Pseudo-translate your Prototype
- Launch Figma Desktop App
- Open a new or existing Figma prototype file.
- In the Figma menu (top left), click Plugins > Development > Smartling > Pseudotranslate
- 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.
- Click Apply Translations and take a look at your new Pseudo-translated page. A copy of your chosen page will be created with selected pseudo translations.
Text Expansion Ratios
- Chinese, Japanese: reduces text size by 50%.
- Korean: reduces text size by 30%.
- Baseline: displays pseudo translations with no text expansion.
- Most European Languages: increases text size by 15%.
- French, Italian: increases text size by 30%.
- Dutch, German: increases text size by 50%.