Last updated July 26, 2017
Theming8.3.x

You may know that Drupal provides utility PHP functions for manipulating and sanitizing strings. Drupal also provides JavaScript functions for the same purpose. The two most useful are Drupal.checkPlain and Drupal.formatPlural. Drupal.checkPlain lets you ensure a string is safe for output into the DOM; it is useful when working with user-provided input. Drupal.formatPlural ensures that a string containing a count of items is pluralized correctly. This tutorial will show you where you can find documentation for and example use-cases of both.