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how/what does _t mean?

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Community Member, 59 Posts

18 February 2010 at 3:00pm

Edited: 18/02/2010 4:26pm

It's in the ForumRole.php hence the post in here,

new CheckableOption('CompanyPublic', new TextField('Address', _t('ForumRole.COMPANY', 'Company')), true),

I'm guessing that it tests for the existence of a Constant (which as far as I can see isn't set anywhere in v2.5) and so returns Company in the call above.

I'd like to know where this function/method called _t is?

should it be used in other places? is it a relic from version I've read it could be a private method but don't know where to look.


possible answer = I think it's something to do with internationalization - i18n


Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

18 February 2010 at 4:53pm

_t is the translation function. You'll see it throughout all the modules and all the core. See for more information