Image accessibility labels from Localizable.strings files
I recently discovered that if we add an image name to the Localizable.strings file in a SwiftUI project, SwiftUI will automatically use the localized string as the image accessibility label.
For example, we might have a custom image in the Assets catalog called
person.bicycle. When it's used in a SwiftUI
Image view Voice Over will read "person bicycle" when the user is focused on the image.
// Voice over reads "person bicycle" by default Image("person.bicycle")
If we add the image name to the
Localizable.strings file to provide a better accessibility label and to localize it, SwiftUI will use the localization automatically.
// Inside a Localizable.strings file "person.bicycle" = "Person on a bicycle";
Voice Over will now read "Person on a bicycle" when the image is focused. We don't even have to apply the
accessibilityLabel() modifier to the
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