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#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Parse a text list of events in tabular format.
# Tries to be smart about the parsing, assuming the input data
# is coming from somebody who's pasting it from a word processor
# into some sort of dumb webmail page.
# Output either .ics iCalendar format or HTML list of events.
# TODO: detect times no matter where they are on a line.
# TODO: output HTML formatted like a calendar, not a list of events.
# Copyright 2016 by Akkana Peck: share and enjoy under the GPL v2 or later.
from icalendar import Calendar, Event, vDatetime
import sys
months = [ "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug",
"Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec" ]
def tabular_string_to_calendar(calstr):
'''Parse an erratically formatted string.
Return a list of icalendar.Calendar entries.
entries = []
for line in calstr.split('\n'):
if not line.startswith("20"):
parts = line.split("\t")
monthday = parts[1].split(" ")
# print "Split '" + parts[1] + "' to:", monthday
month = None
# print "date is:", monthday
for i, m in enumerate(months):
if monthday[0].startswith(m):
month = i + 1
if month == None:
print("Couldn't parse month from '%s'" % line)
day = int(monthday[1])
# print parts[0], month, day, ":", parts[2]
cal = Calendar()
cal['dtstart'] = '%4s%02d%02dT000000' % (parts[0], month, day)
cal['summary'] = parts[2]
return entries
def ics_file_as_html(filename):
fp = open(filename)
ics ='\n\n')
eventlist = []
for event in ics:
if not event:
return eventlist_as_html(eventlist)
def eventlist_as_html(entries):
'''Take a list of icalendar.Calendar entries;
format it as a list of events in HTML, returned as a string.
Writes to icalendar format as an intermediary because that's
the easiest way to get icalendar.Calendar to parse its date
html = '''<table border=1 summary="This table shows the calendar of events. Each row is an event. Columns contain the event date, time, and description which includes the location">
<caption>Calendar of Events</caption>
<th id="date" width="15%">Date</th>
<th id="time" width="10%">Time</th>
<th id="description">Description and Place</th>
year = None
for cal in entries:
print("cal['DTSTART'] = %s" % cal['DTSTART'])
# cal['DTSTART'] might be a icalendar.prop.vDDDTypes object
# or it might be a string. Handle either type:
starttime = cal['DTSTART'].dt
except AttributeError:
starttime = vDatetime.from_ical(cal['DTSTART'])
if not year or starttime.year != year:
year = starttime.year
html += '''<tr>
<td colspan="3"><h4>%d</h4></td>
</tr>''' % year
datestr = starttime.strftime("%A,<br />%B %d")
timestr = ""
html += '''<tr>
<td headers="date">%s</td><td headers="time">%s</td>
<td headers="description"><span class="alert">%s</td></tr>''' \
% (datestr, timestr, cal['SUMMARY'])
# Seems like it would be better to use
# cal['SUMMARY'].encode('utf-8', 'xmlcharrefreplace'))
# but python gives an error,
# UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2
# in position 43: ordinal not in range(128)
html += '''</tbody>
</table> <!-- calendar table -->'''
return html
if __name__ == "__main__":
if len(sys.argv) > 1:
# You can stuff your data into this calstr, or read it from a file
# passed on the commandline.
# Note: the dash in the Jan 16 event is a nonascii character.
# Leave it in place for testing, to make sure encode is called as needed.
2016 Jan 16 Board meeting, our city, 11 am – 3 pm
2016 Feb 3 Reception, 5:30-7:30 pm
Hotel name?
2016 Feb 4 Group meeting.
Where will we meet?
**** Lines that don't parse as dates/events will be ignored ****
2016 Mar 12 Board meeting, our city, some location
2016 March 22 Deadline for Spring newsletter
entries = tabular_string_to_calendar(test_calstr)
for cal in entries: