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Calculate the length that Twitter will consider a Tweet to be

Project description

Tweet counter

Calculate the size that Twitter will consider a tweet to be.

This is not as advanced as the official twitter-text libraries, but attempts to at least take into account the following:

  • Twitter will convert anything that looks like a URL (with a valid TLD) into a Twitter short link, and count it as taking up exactly 23 characters
  • Twitter counts emoji and any unicode character above U+2037 as each taking up 2 characters


pip3 install tweet-counter

Python usage

from tweet_counter import count_tweet

print(count_tweet("Otters 👪 otters 𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 otters"))
# Output => 60

Command-line usage

$ count-tweet "Otters 👪 otters 𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 otters"

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