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


Design menu bars, status bars, toolbars, title bars, and dialog boxes to allow for text size to increase. Dialog boxes that are full of information will not fit on the screen when translated into some languages. Use multi-line text boxes to display either messages or multiple-word descriptions that might require additional space when translated.
Limit the number of menus on your menu bar, so it does not wrap to a second line when translated.
Translation might affect the placement of objects as well as text on the user interface.