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Magento 2: Single Translation Function


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Magento 1 was littered with translation functions. Helper objects, block objects, and the PHP global namespace all had a __ function or method.

Magento 2 does away with this. Core team developers have removed the __ method from the base block and helper classes, leaving only the global __ function for translations.

If that didn’t make sense: In templates you used to say

echo $this->__('Hello World');

Now you say

echo __('Hello World');

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Originally Posted: 10th November 2013