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Rule n° 80 - Custom error messages are expressed in the language of the form.

When designing forms, professionals focus on visual appearance and ease of use. Error management often comes later in the design process. Sometimes it is the developers or content management systems that take care of error management, and this is one of the cases where error messages are found in another language than the original form. This can be annoying to users and can damage the image of your service.

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Goal

  • Prevent input difficulties and improve the understanding of error messages.
  • Improve the accessibility of content for people with disabilities.

Implementation

Make sure that all the error messages provided by the data entry error management tools are translated and delivered in the same language as the other form wording (labels, etc.)

Control

Check that all error messages displayed when completing a form are in the same language as the other form wording (labels, etc.)

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