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Internationalizing Applications
Preparing the User Interface : Designing to allow for translation
 

Designing to allow for translation

To create a product for many languages, developers must design and create applications with translation in mind. For example, the developer must create a user interface that allows for text expansion during translation. To avoid translation problems, consider the topics in the following sections:
*Text expansion and contraction
*Message text
*Layout
You cannot rely on translation to make the user interface audience specific. You might have to design an audience-specific interface.
* Text expansion and contraction
* Message text
* Layout