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_nx_noop() WP 2.8.0

Registers plural strings with gettext context in POT file, but does not translate them.

Used when you want to keep structures with translatable plural strings and use them later when the number is known.

Example of a generic phrase which is disambiguated via the context parameter:

$messages = array(
	 'people'  => _nx_noop( '%s group', '%s groups', 'people', 'text-domain' ),
	 'animals' => _nx_noop( '%s group', '%s groups', 'animals', 'text-domain' ),
);
...
$message = $messages[ $type ];
printf( translate_nooped_plural( $message, $count, 'text-domain' ), number_format_i18n( $count ) );

This is an internal function for using it by WP core itself. It's not recommended to use this function in your code.

No Hooks.

Return

Array. Array of translation information for the strings.

Usage

_nx_noop( $singular, $plural, $context, $domain );
$singular(string) (required)
Singular form to be localized.
$plural(string) (required)
Plural form to be localized.
$context(string) (required)
Context information for the translators.
$domain(string)
Text domain. Unique identifier for retrieving translated strings.
Default: null

Changelog

Since 2.8.0 Introduced.

Code of _nx_noop() WP 5.7.2

<?php
function _nx_noop( $singular, $plural, $context, $domain = null ) {
	return array(
		0          => $singular,
		1          => $plural,
		2          => $context,
		'singular' => $singular,
		'plural'   => $plural,
		'context'  => $context,
		'domain'   => $domain,
	);
}