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WP_Locale::init() public WP 2.1.0

Sets up the translated strings and object properties.

The method creates the translatable strings for various calendar elements. Which allows for specifying locale specific calendar names and text direction.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Locale{}

No Hooks.

Return

Null. Nothing.

Usage

$WP_Locale = new WP_Locale();
$WP_Locale->init();

Notes

  • Global. String. $text_direction
  • Global. String. $wp_version The WordPress version string.

Changelog

Since 2.1.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_Locale::init() WP 5.5.2

<?php
public function init() {
	// The weekdays.
	$this->weekday[0] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Sunday' );
	$this->weekday[1] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Monday' );
	$this->weekday[2] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Tuesday' );
	$this->weekday[3] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Wednesday' );
	$this->weekday[4] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Thursday' );
	$this->weekday[5] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Friday' );
	$this->weekday[6] = /* translators: Weekday. */ __( 'Saturday' );

	// The first letter of each day.
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Sunday' ) ]    = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'S', 'Sunday initial' );
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Monday' ) ]    = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'M', 'Monday initial' );
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Tuesday' ) ]   = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'T', 'Tuesday initial' );
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Wednesday' ) ] = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'W', 'Wednesday initial' );
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Thursday' ) ]  = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'T', 'Thursday initial' );
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Friday' ) ]    = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'F', 'Friday initial' );
	$this->weekday_initial[ __( 'Saturday' ) ]  = /* translators: One-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ _x( 'S', 'Saturday initial' );

	// Abbreviations for each day.
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Sunday' ) ]    = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Sun' );
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Monday' ) ]    = /* translators: Ttree-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Mon' );
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Tuesday' ) ]   = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Tue' );
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Wednesday' ) ] = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Wed' );
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Thursday' ) ]  = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Thu' );
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Friday' ) ]    = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Fri' );
	$this->weekday_abbrev[ __( 'Saturday' ) ]  = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the weekday. */ __( 'Sat' );

	// The months.
	$this->month['01'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'January' );
	$this->month['02'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'February' );
	$this->month['03'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'March' );
	$this->month['04'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'April' );
	$this->month['05'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'May' );
	$this->month['06'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'June' );
	$this->month['07'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'July' );
	$this->month['08'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'August' );
	$this->month['09'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'September' );
	$this->month['10'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'October' );
	$this->month['11'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'November' );
	$this->month['12'] = /* translators: Month name. */ __( 'December' );

	// The months, genitive.
	$this->month_genitive['01'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'January', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['02'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'February', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['03'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'March', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['04'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'April', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['05'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'May', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['06'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'June', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['07'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'July', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['08'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'August', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['09'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'September', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['10'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'October', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['11'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'November', 'genitive' );
	$this->month_genitive['12'] = /* translators: Month name, genitive. */ _x( 'December', 'genitive' );

	// Abbreviations for each month.
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'January' ) ]   = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Jan', 'January abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'February' ) ]  = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Feb', 'February abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'March' ) ]     = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Mar', 'March abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'April' ) ]     = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Apr', 'April abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'May' ) ]       = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'May', 'May abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'June' ) ]      = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Jun', 'June abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'July' ) ]      = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Jul', 'July abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'August' ) ]    = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Aug', 'August abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'September' ) ] = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Sep', 'September abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'October' ) ]   = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Oct', 'October abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'November' ) ]  = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Nov', 'November abbreviation' );
	$this->month_abbrev[ __( 'December' ) ]  = /* translators: Three-letter abbreviation of the month. */ _x( 'Dec', 'December abbreviation' );

	// The meridiems.
	$this->meridiem['am'] = __( 'am' );
	$this->meridiem['pm'] = __( 'pm' );
	$this->meridiem['AM'] = __( 'AM' );
	$this->meridiem['PM'] = __( 'PM' );

	// Numbers formatting.
	// See https://www.php.net/number_format

	/* translators: $thousands_sep argument for https://www.php.net/number_format, default is ',' */
	$thousands_sep = __( 'number_format_thousands_sep' );

	// Replace space with a non-breaking space to avoid wrapping.
	$thousands_sep = str_replace( ' ', '&nbsp;', $thousands_sep );

	$this->number_format['thousands_sep'] = ( 'number_format_thousands_sep' === $thousands_sep ) ? ',' : $thousands_sep;

	/* translators: $dec_point argument for https://www.php.net/number_format, default is '.' */
	$decimal_point = __( 'number_format_decimal_point' );

	$this->number_format['decimal_point'] = ( 'number_format_decimal_point' === $decimal_point ) ? '.' : $decimal_point;

	// Set text direction.
	if ( isset( $GLOBALS['text_direction'] ) ) {
		$this->text_direction = $GLOBALS['text_direction'];

		/* translators: 'rtl' or 'ltr'. This sets the text direction for WordPress. */
	} elseif ( 'rtl' === _x( 'ltr', 'text direction' ) ) {
		$this->text_direction = 'rtl';
	}
}