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 Figma
    2. Open your prototype
    3. Locate the Smartling plugin within the Figma options menu
    4. Select Pseudotranslate


    5. In the dialog that appears, you will need to 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
    6. Now select Apply Translations and take a look at your new Pseudotranslated page




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