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
- Launch Figma
- Open your prototype
- Locate the Smartling plugin within the Figma options menu
- Select Pseudotranslate
- 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.
- Now select Apply Translations and take a look at your new Pseudotranslated page