Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string containing a parameter

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If you have a string containing a parameter, say for example someone making a statement about the number of lights, you can combine your esc_html__ function with sprintf to switch out a placeholder with the number in a variable:

$str = sprintf(esc_html__('There are %d lights.', 'plugin-text-domain'), $number);

The %d will be contained in the string which can be translated; this is necessary as some languages may place the number in a different place of the sentence if it has a different sentence structure.

Translating a ClassicPress plugin

Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin
How does internationalization work?
What is a Text Domain and how is it specified?
Localization functions
Which localization functions to use?
Localizing a string
Don't paramaterize your text domain
Localizing a string containing a parameter
Localizing a string including plurals
Localizing a string including notes for the translator
Don't include HTML markup in localization
Don't localize URLs

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