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Opened 19 months ago

Closed 19 months ago

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#43537 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

_n() returns plural when count is zero

Reported by: arena Owned by:
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Component: I18N Keywords: has-patch
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_n() returns plural when count is zero

sprintf( _n( 'penny', 'pence', 0 ), 0 );

should return 'penny' and not 'pence'.

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#.patch (1.3 KB) - added by arena 19 months ago.

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Change History (6)

19 months ago


#1 @arena
19 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @birgire
19 months ago

I think I would have used the plural form 0 pence, but note that English is not my first language ;-)

I guess it also depends on the language. In Icelandic I think it's custom to say 0 krónur (plural) instead of 0 króna (singular).

#3 @juhise
19 months ago


In english only 1 is considered as singular, zero is always considered as plural. It seems correct to me.
Refer https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/38293/why-is-zero-followed-by-a-plural-noun

#4 @ocean90
19 months ago

  • Component changed from General to I18N
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  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
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In English, a zero value is always followed by a plural form. Note that plural forms can be adjusted per locale.

#5 @arena
19 months ago

sorry, not in french !

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