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A library to parse or validate Twitter texts properly

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This is a Python port of the twitter/twitter-text libraries, fully compliant with the official conformance test suite.


This library calculates length of a tweet message according to the documentation from Twitter Developers, so that you can validate the tweet without calling the Web API at all. Although counting characters might seem an easy task, in actual fact it is very complicated, especially when the text contains CJK characters, URLs, or emojis.

The original twitter-text libraries have hit-highlighting and auto-linking features as well, however they are not yet supported by this Python port.



$ pip install twitter-text-parser


See the API reference for more details.

from twitter_text import parse_tweet, extract_emojis_with_indices, extract_urls_with_indices

text = 'english text 日本語 😷'

assert parse_tweet(text).asdict() == {
    'weightedLength': 46,
    'valid': True,
    'permillage': 164,
    'validRangeStart': 0,
    'validRangeEnd': 38,
    'displayRangeStart': 0,
    'displayRangeEnd': 38

assert extract_urls_with_indices(text) == [{
    'url': '',
    'indices': [19, 38]

assert extract_emojis_with_indices(text) == [{
    'emoji': '😷',
    'indices': [17, 18]

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