Perform a language translation with singular and plural versions

Example

$items = array(...);
$qty = count($items);
echo _n('Found one item', 'Found multiple items', $qty);
echo sprintf(_n('Found one item', 'Found %d items', $qty), $qty);

Usage

// basic usage
$string = _n(string $textSingular, string $textPlural, int $count);

// usage with all arguments
$string = _n(string $textSingular, string $textPlural, int $count, string $textdomain = null);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
textSingularstring

Singular version of text (when there is 1 item)

textPluralstring

Plural version of text (when there are multiple items or 0 items)

countint

Quantity of items, should be 0 or more.

textdomain (optional)string

Textdomain for the text, may be class name, filename, or something made up by you. If omitted, a debug backtrace will attempt to determine automatically.

Return value

string

Translated text or original text if translation not available.

See Also


Functions methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.200

Twitter updates

  • Introduction to an invoice application profile being built in ProcessWire: More
    30 September 2022
  • Stumbling upon a really nice ProcessWire-powered website, plus core updates including API improvements for ProcessWire forms— More
    9 September 2022
  • Useful new dot-and-bracket syntax options added for page.get() method— More
    2 September 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #438
    In the 348th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to cover the latest weekly update from Ryan, take a closer look at a couple of new third party modules, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 1 October 2022
  • Multi-language field translation export/import
    In this post we cover the details of a new module that enables export and import capabilities for multi-language fields in ProcessWire.
    Blog / 5 August 2022
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“Yesterday I sent the client a short documentation for their ProcessWire-powered website. Today all features already used with no questions. #cmsdoneright—Marc Hinse, Web designer/developer