Presentation of text


The default text alignment for left-to-right languages is left, and right for right-to-left languages.


When a text does not fit into the view where it is displayed, it should be truncated. By default, text is truncated from the end with fading, or an ellipsis (...) is displayed at the end of the truncated text. There are two exceptions to this main rule:

  • Phone numbers are truncated from the beginning, because the first digits of a phone number are usually considered less important than the numbers at the end.

  • This general rule may be overridden in certain detailed components, where the latter part of the text is more differentiating than the beginning. For example, query to select an email address.