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


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API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.163

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