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Turn HTML into equivalent Markdown-structured text. Telegram adapted.

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html2texttg

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html2text-tg is a Python script that converts a page of HTML into clean, easy-to-read plain ASCII text. Better yet, that ASCII also happens to be valid Markdown (a text-to-HTML format).

Markdown supported by telegram

Usage: html2texttg [(filename|url) [encoding]]

Option Description
--version Show program's version number and exit
-h, --help Show this help message and exit
--ignore-links Don't include any formatting for links
--escape-all Escape all special characters. Output is less readable, but avoids corner case formatting issues.
--reference-links Use reference links instead of links to create markdown
--mark-code Mark preformatted and code blocks with [code]...[/code]

For a complete list of options see the docs

Or you can use it from within Python:

>>> import html2texttg
>>>
>>> print(html2texttg.html2text("<p><strong>Zed's</strong> dead baby, <em>Zed's</em> dead.</p>"))
**Zed's** dead baby, _Zed's_ dead.

Or with some configuration options:

>>> import html2texttg
>>>
>>> h = html2texttg.HTML2Text()
>>> # Ignore converting links from HTML
>>> h.ignore_links = True
>>> print h.handle("<p>Hello, <a href='http://earth.google.com/'>world</a>!")
Hello, world!

>>> print(h.handle("<p>Hello, <a href='http://earth.google.com/'>world</a>!"))

Hello, world!

>>> # Don't Ignore links anymore, I like links
>>> h.ignore_links = False
>>> print(h.handle("<p>Hello, <a href='http://earth.google.com/'>world</a>!"))
Hello, [world](http://earth.google.com/)!

Originally written by Aaron Swartz. This code is distributed under the GPLv3.

How to install

html2texttg is available on pypi https://pypi.python.org/pypi/html2texttg

$ pip install html2texttg

How to run unit tests

$ python -m unittest

Documentation

Documentation lives here

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