Tips when designing for text:

  • Leave enough space to account for longer translations or prepare the design for scenarios when text or page elements are going to wrap to the next line.
  • Don’t create sentences with UI elements because sentence structure and word order can be different in other languages.
  • Don’t embed text in images because it isn’t accessible to translation or screen reader software.
  • Watch out for cultural metaphors when working with icons or the naming of features.