UX Best Practices for Bidirectional Languages


Track: Technical | T7 |   Everyone |
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:00am – 10:30am
Held in: Stream 2
Presenter:
Gilad Almosnino - World Ready Guides

Designing for the Middle East region poses some unique challenges for both designers and developers because the writing systems such as Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi require bidirectional (BIDI) text support. This is the ability to input and display text layout in either right-to-left or left-to-right order. In order to produce a user experience (UX) that will look and feel natural when presented to Arabic and Hebrew users, designers are encouraged to mirror the user interface (UI) directionality so that it flows from right to left. In this presentation we will cover common scenarios to keep in mind when localizing the designs of UIs for BIDI languages.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn about BIDI UX requirements for text input and UI layout (mirroring) as well as other locale-related requirements and differentiation between BIDI markets.