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Colorize Filter

Author:
empty
Posted:
February 21, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Score:
2 (after 2 ratings)

I had a need to colorize the nicks for the new DjangoBot Logger. Instead of managing a collection of names and corresponding colors we decided it would be more simple to just "hash" the nickname using a colorize filter. This causes the same nickname to always appear in the same color.

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from django import template
register = template.Library()

def do_colorize(value):
    if not value:
        return ''
    
    result = sum([ord(c) for c in value])
    return "#%X" % result

register.filter('colorize', do_colorize)

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