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A Django template filter to convert ASCII punctuation into typographic punctuation HTML entities.

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Django Smarty is a Django template filter application to convert ASCII punctuation characters into smart typographic punctuation HTML entities with SmartyPants. Uses the Python smartypants package.


$ pipenv install django-smarty

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    # ...


{% load smarty_tags %}

{{ post.body|smarty }}




smarty is a filter composed of several smaller filters:

  • smartypants is the original SmartyPants

  • smartycaps wraps capital letters in <span class="initialism"></span>

One can apply any filter individually. For example, if one preferred the original SmartyPants, write {{ post.body|smartypants }}.

One can customize the application and order of smarty filters with the SMARTY_FILTERS setting. By default, the SMARTY_FILTERS setting is:


One can also customize the HTML class of smartycaps with the SMARTY_CAPS_CLASS setting. By default, the SMARTY_CAPS_CLASS setting is:

SMARTY_CAPS_CLASS = 'initialism'

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