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# drop this in a ruby file in my_rails_app/config/initializers
# restart your rails and app you're good to go!
class String
# remove middle from strings exceeding max length.
def ellipsize(options={})
max = options[:max] || 40
delimiter = options[:delimiter] || "..."
return self if self.size <= max
offset = max/2
self[0,offset] + delimiter + self[-offset,offset]
end
# reduce a string to a max word count
def truncate_words(options={})
max = options[:max] || 40
ending = options[:ending] || "..."
words = text.split(" ")
return self words.size <= max
words[0..(max-1)].join(' ') + (words.size > max ? ending : '')
end
end
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