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Truncate Characters Filter (simple)

Author:
leahculver
Posted:
April 20, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
filter letters characters
Score:
3 (after 5 ratings)

Super stripped down filter to truncate after a certain number of letters. Ex: {{ long_blurb|truncchar:20 }} will display 20 characters of the long blurb followed by "..."

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from django import template

register = template.Library()

@register.filter
# truncate after a certain number of characters
def truncchar(value, arg):
    if len(value) < arg:
        return value
    else:
        return value[:arg] + '...'

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