Questions tagged [language]

For questions regarding applications that are presented in or offer options for multiple languages.

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What is difference between “Separator” and “Divider”? [on hold]

What is difference between "Separator" and "Divider"
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2 languages simultaneously on user interface?

We are building a data community for both the Chinese and the English market and we hope the audiences with different languages blend in as one. So we don't want to go with the traditional language ...
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Need Advice - One website with “bilingual” (Spanish/English) languages

I need some accessibility and usability advice for a website. I am a designer volunteering for a non-profit and is my team (product manager and three developers). I am working on a site where my ...
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Design language system

I hope this is relevant to UX as most articles about DLS`s are written by UX designers. I read many articles about it but couldn`t find any mentions about: Who is responsible with creating a DLS ( ...
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How the fastest Spanish keyboard users type accent marks and Spanish-specific characters

Wondering what a proficient, super skilled Spanish text/copy editor individual does to type accents like á and tilde's like ñ. Wondering if they, on a Mac, would use the popup that appears if you hold ...
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If there is no translation for page, how to display language selector

I have a site in two different languages, let's say English and Swedish. There's a language selector in the top right corner which displays these languages and allows you to switch between these. ...
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Best practice for multi-language mails?

I have to design an email invitation for a customer. The customer offers a service for companies to communicate with their suppliers. So the companies enter the email addresses of their suppliers, and ...
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Language selector for subpages only

Have you seen any examples of websites using language selectors for select sub-pages only? Target audience for the product are English speakers. However, they employ a lot of Spanish speaking people, ...
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Multi language text area

I have a scenario in my application, where users have an option to view and edit a multi-language description of a given wine. For now, the solution is to have separate text areas for each language. ...
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Should you have a language switcher on a website or use the browser's language preference (or both)?

Since the user's language preference can be retrieved from navigator.language or the Accept-Language header, is it necessary to provide a language switcher on the page itself? Some reasons given to ...
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How should I handle multilingual content in Medium Publication?

So I'm writing at Medium, and I'm planning to create a publication, which is a kind of collection. But here comes the question, I write content in two languages, English and Chinese, and every story ...
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If current language option doesn't need to show, how to display a language selector?

According to https://ux.stackexchange.com/a/38982/111876, I don't need to display the current selected language option because the UI already provided this information. But I found it is difficult to ...
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Should I hide the multi-language selection button/menu if my app has only one language currently?

Suppose my app may have multi language in the future, but currently has one language only. Should I hide the multi-language selection button/menu, in order to avoid a language menu with 1 item only? ...
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Should I create different databases for different languages of my app?

So my application is meant to be equally used between those of Arabic language and English language due to its religious purposes. I don't want my users to be confused/annoyed when they see something ...
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Alphabetical grouping of accented words

We have a list of countries in our UI where the design prototype groups the countries by initial letter. The country names change by language, so the grouping also changes. This also means that the ...
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Are regional specific landing pages better than standard homepages?

When you visit Ikea.com, you are taken to a landing page that provides multiple regions and languages to choose from. Maybe this works for IKEA, but is this an unnecessary obstacle for first time ...
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Why does Google Maps translate/transliterate English street names to Hangul?

I've always wondered something, about how Maps (and a lot of other apps, like the native iOS weather app) convert city names and street names to Hangul (the Korean alphabet), as apposed to leaving ...
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Stylle of text for scientific words in website

I'm helping design a website for a environmental conversationalists group. The website is intended to be accessible to a large audience, but does contain some scientific information (such as Latin ...
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Play & Stop VS Start & Stop for meditation app

I'm working on a mobile app and deciding about whether to change the name of the button from play to start. This controls the circle as shown below. At the moment it's play and stop but do you think ...
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Language option translation best practice

Which provides better UX for a dropdown displaying user language options? Using natural or current language? Sorting by most popular, most recent, alphabetized, region? natural (target) language ...
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What language selection method can offer the highest cognitive ease, without typing?

Flags do not represent languages well (ref), but raw text (eng, spa, etc.) is not very effective in catching the eye. (source) It appears that there are currently no symbols for languages. Which ...
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Language selection for print button

I'm pretty stuck with this one: I have an explicit 'print' button but we also need to allow users to select the language in which they want the form to be printed. Adding a dropdown next to it before ...
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How can humans read this correctly? [closed]

Surprisingly, the image below is readable to humans. It is not a specific language. How is this possible? 1N73LL1G3NC3 15 7H3 4B1L17Y 70 4D4P7 70 CH4NG3. 573PH3N H4WK1NG
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How to explain “owning” vs “having”

I am creating a game where users have karma. They can buy good and bad karma. They can give good karma to users who do good things and can give bad karma to users who do bad things. I will display ...
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Why most titles on codegolf stack-exchange looks so funny? [closed]

Titles of this question here & here looks so funny to me. Why most of titles on codegolf stack-exchange looks so funny ? Is it click-bait? I really want to ask this for so many days, I think ...
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Changing a logo&address when user changing a language

What is best practices for changing a logo&address when user is changing a language of the site? The site is now runing on sample.com/de Now we starting with new brand on othersample.de Any good ...
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How do I make this unconventional shopping cart experience more intuitive?

So we have this bookstore which sells language related literature. Many times you will have a book, or collection of books, which is available in a range of different languages. A good example of this ...
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How to Make a Localization-Friendly User Interface?

Since some languages are more verbose than others, I was wondering what kind of processes should be used to create a user interface that is flexible, to handle more verbose terms since the more ...
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Language selector position on mobile device

I am looking the best position for language selectors on mobile device. Currently, I place buttons (for french and english languages) in menu only (see attachment) Do you think it is enough or ...
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Is it acceptable for a keyboard shortcut settings system to be limited to English keyboard?

I am working on a plugin for an Integrated Development Environment which should be able to allow the user to set keyboard shortcuts in order to perform certain actions with ease. However I am having a ...
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app language, should it be specified by the user on first use or to be in settings page?

if mobile app supports many languages, should I ask the user to specify the language he wants on the first use or to set a default language based on the device language and let the user change it ...
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Organizing site based on region and language

I'm trying to come up with a way to organize the structure of a site but I'm at a loss on how to do it. The site has content that based on region would either fall on US or Canada. Depending on the ...
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Placement of language switcher when multilingual isn't global

We're creating multilingual variants for certain content types in our site, as well as the home page and several other main landing pages. However, we are not making (nor do we need) Spanish-...
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Should a country name in a country selection list be the country's local name? [duplicate]

The other day I was browsing a German-localized website but needed to order something from their UK site. There was a country selection dropdown so I tried to use that one. I'm not fluent in German so ...
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Bi-directional gestures for multi-language applications

Whilst adding on-boarding screens to our mobile app and we've identified a scenario around translation and support for right-to-left (which I've now discovered to be known as bi-di) guestures. I ...
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Is there a standard for capitalization of Android app menuitems?

For menuitems in Android apps, is there a standard for capitalizing (or not capitalizing) each word within each menuitem? For example: Open View log Exit versus: Open View Log Exit
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Make a difference between system language and application language in iOS

Is it a best practice to make a difference between system language and application language? For example, you have a phone with English system language, but you want to receive push notifications ...
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Translate “Choose your language” text or not?

In our website language selector, we have a text in English saying "Choose your language". Should that text be ALWAYS in english, or should it also be translated to the current and selected language? ...
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What name fields do I need for an informal registration form in Arabic?

I want a friendly, informal registration form for users who speak either Arabic or English. Since we use an informal tone, we want to be able to send emails using only the first name, not the full ...
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Language selection screen - Should it be present Before or Within the Form?

We are building an application that allows a user/owner to create forms and get input from anonymous users (eg:- Customer satisfaction surveys) . And we recently introduced a feature that allows the ...
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Language alt for “Are you sure?”, when you can't provide an undo/“don't show again”? Success rate of alts?

Are there other, more common ways of phrasing this? I know its better to have undo, but in this case we can't (yet) have undo, or "don't show this again". Does anyone have experience with results for ...
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Should I rely on Google Translate?

The majority of my users access my website with Google Chrome. Google Chrome has Google Translate built-in, which lets you translate webpages. Instead of manually creating separate website locales for ...
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Which is the most common symbol or abbreviation for the word “number”?

I'm fully aware of the numero sign (it's the default way in my language), but in English I have seen the numero sign, number sign, the no, num and numb. abbreviations and so on. For example, the ...
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Best UI/UX for Multilanguage data inputs in forms

I'd like to know what is the best UI/UX to support editing multilanguage data inputs for forms in an web-application? By multilanguage data inputs I meant, I want the user to be able to input ie. [...
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Should ordering of elements in a bottom navigation change when the language is right to left?

I'm designing an application for android and it needs a bottom navigation bar. The application is for Iranian users and so the language is Persian which is right to left. The question is how should be ...
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UX/UI Responsive - Long forms with multiple language content

I want to know the preferred (and why it is good/bad) way to show a long form with multiple sections, which have content that should be in multiple languages (if multiple language is supported) The ...
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Alternate language switch for translators

From a technical point-of-view, one article in the www can be in different languages with different translations. Assuming for this question: a welcome page, an info-page and a related-links-page ...
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Is it better to show common latin characters than language specific characters?

Just got the results of a very quick test we did for a multilingual app (test performed on people from US and Canada), and to my surprise I found that the word Espanol worked better than Español. This ...
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Is it reasonable to use language codes in an interface?

In an interface that supports multiple languages, is it reasonable to show them by their language code, or should the full names be used? eg: Select Language: En ❘ De ❘ Es ❘ Fr ❘ Pt ❘ Ru ❘ Zh Or is ...
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What are best practices for managing terminology changes in legacy software?

In a big redesign, there can be terminology changes and mapping to backend entities that needs to happen. What are the best practices for doing this? Also, for making documentation consistently ...