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Figma is a primarily web-based vector graphics editor and prototyping tool with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.
To install the Figma plugin, follow these steps:
The plugin must first be connected to Memsource before use.
From Figma, select themenu.
Select Connect to Memsource.from the menu and click
The Log in to Memsource window opens.
Figma is now connected to Memsource via the plugin.
Some browser extensions (e.g. Stylebot) can conflict with the plugin and prevent a connection. If having issues, run figma.com in an incognito browser, guest mode or with disabled conflicting extensions.
The plugin provides these functions:
Collect all translatable text on a page and define key names.
If an existing project is being updated, select that project. Submitting to a closed project reopens that project.
If creating a new project, select a project template and optionally a due date and apply settings. Select target languages from the project template before submitting the page.
Displays the status of a selected page.
If the job status is Complete, pulls translated page from Memsource and changes the status to Delivered.
If strings are not visible on the translated pages (especially for non-Western languages), it is likely due to missing characters sets in the used font. Switch to a font that supports the given language.
Set pseudo-translation options and view the results of pseudo-translated Figma pages.
To manage strings, follow these steps:
From the Manage strings to translate.menu, select , ,
All strings on the page are presented, but clicking on a specific string or a design element filters the selection to that string or strings in that element. Click X to remove the filter.
Click Group duplicate entries if the same key is to be applied to all instances of a string.
Select strings for translation.
Definefor selected strings.
Default key names are automatically generated but can be manually changed and will then be listed under.
If a translation memory is provided, it can be searched for the existing strings and if there are assigned key names, they are available for selection in a dropdown list.