I have a problem using translate function.

This works:

$this->__("You can contact %s by calling %s.", $name, $phone);

But this doesn't:

$this->__("You can contact %1$s by calling %2$s.", $name, $phone);

And the problem is, that I would like to translate this as: "Please call %2$s to speak to %1$s." so the order is important.

Do you have any ideas why the second example doesn't work? I would appreciate any suggestions :).

2 Answers 2


Magento uses PHPs vsprintf method. So instead of %1$s you'll have to use %1\$s

  • You're welcome. Glad I could help Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 8:54

I'm propose other method for display multiple variables with magento2.

I use this:

echo __('My name is [%1] and lastname(%2)',$name,$lastname);


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