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I've been working as a designer in Japan for the last 7 years, and picked up a handful of tricks and rules of thumb to keep me out of trouble when designing Japanese or Japanese/English print pieces and websites, some of which I shared on my blog a few years ago.
Since then, I've had a few opportunities to design in other languages, and never ran into any major issues. Until recently when I hit a few copy-fitting bumps with German during a redesign project for a website that needs to support a dozen European languages.
Is there any resource out there that has some basic basic practices for designing in various languages? If not, shall we start one in this thread?
Here's my incomplete contribution to kick things off:
(All relative adjustments are "_____ than same in English")
German (courtesy of Oliver R.)