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I want to output a float price using a language constant like this:

MYCONST_VAT="incl. %.2f&#37 VAT"

So doing this:

echo Text::sprintf('MYCONST_VAT', 19);

outputs:

incl. 19.00% VAT

The problem is if sending Joomla mails using constants like that, the mails display the output like this:

incl. 19.00&#37 VAT

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You are missing a semicolon at the end of the entity and also such string would need to be run through html_entity_decode(). However, the correct and much simpler way to escape the % character in sprintf() is using the % character:

MYCONST_VAT="incl. %.2f%% VAT"
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  • That was the first thing i did, but then i get the error, a second argument is missing.
    – maidan
    Commented Mar 20, 2023 at 14:50
  • I can't reproduce the issue. Are you sure you used %% correctly?
    – Sharky
    Commented Mar 24, 2023 at 7:38

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