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Truncate text to length up until the nearest space

Author:
phektus
Posted:
March 5, 2011
Language:
Python
Version:
1.2
Tags:
template string truncate
Score:
0 (after 0 ratings)

This will truncate a long character based on the given length parameter. If the word is cut-off, it will return the string up until the next space. If there are no spaces in the next 5 characters, that should mean a very long word and we should truncate right away.

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from django import template

register = template.Library()

@register.filter
def truncate_char_to_space(value, arg):
    data = str(value)
    if len(value) < arg:
        return data     
        
    if data.find(' ', arg, arg+5) == -1:
        return data[:arg] + '...'
    else:
        return data[:arg] + data[arg:data.find(' ', arg)] + '...'

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