User Story:: As a user, I want to be able to read the whole placeholder text so I can benefit from the help that it provides.
Context of use: I assume the user would like to have help using the fields properly because that would make their search more successful.
Current Problems: Currently, in some languages (like German) the placeholder is cut off before the relevant piece of information. This is not good, because the help text doesn't reach the user.
Possible Solution: One way to improve the situation for the user is to come up with a way to always be able to see the full text no matter the length or shorten the English text in a way that hopefully all translations will be short enough to fit.
What we're thinking as a quickfix, but doesn't work on mobile is to place the placeholder text in a tooltip as well.
Much better would be to make the placeholders adaptive in the widget according to the best practices of placeholders which is to move the text out of the field once the user starts typing like so:
(click to view gif in motion)
Or just plain have the placeholders above the fields: