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wordbreak filter

Author:
soniiic
Posted:
April 12, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Score:
1 (after 1 ratings)

usage:

{{ object.content|wordbreak:"10" }}

This means if any word is 10 characters or longer, a ­ will be placed every 10 characters. This is to break long words which may break the appearance of a page.

The output of this is HTML safe as the content has been conditionally escaped.

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from django.utils.html import conditional_escape
from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe
from datetime import datetime
import re 

from django import template
register = template.Library()

@register.filter
def wordbreak (string, arg):
    search = '([^ ]{' + arg + '})'
    t = datetime.now()
    wbr = t.strftime("%A%d%B%Y%f") + 'wbr_here' + t.strftime("%A%d%B%Y%f")
    saferesult = conditional_escape(re.sub( search, '\\1' + wbr, string ))
    result = saferesult.replace(wbr,'­')
    return mark_safe(result)

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