Install it with:
npm install twitter-text
twttr.txt namespace is exported, making it available as such:
var twitter = require('twitter-text') twitter.autoLink(twitter.htmlEscape('#hello < @world >'))
// basic extraction var usernames = twttr.txt.extract_mentioned_screen_names("Mentioning @twitter and @jack") // usernames == ["twitter", "jack"]
twttr.txt.autoLink("link @user, please #request");
Username extraction and linking matches all valid Twitter usernames but does not verify that the username is a valid Twitter account.
Auto-link and extract list names when they are written in @user/list-name format.
Auto-link and extract hashtags, where a hashtag contains any latin letter or number but cannot be solely numbers.
Auto-linking and extraction of URLs differs from some other linkification libraries so that they will work correctly in Tweets written in languages that do not include spaces between words.
Special care has been taken to be sure that auto-linking and extraction work in Tweets of all languages. This means that languages without spaces between words should work equally well.
Use to provide emphasis around the "hits" returned from the Search API, built to work against text that has been auto-linked already.
The main test suite is twitter-text-conformance. This is set up as a git submodule that is automatically updated at each run. Tests are run in your browser, using QUnit. To run the conformance suite, from the project root, run:
Your default browser will open the test suite. You should open the test suite in your other browsers as you see fit.
There are a few tests specific to twitter-text-js that are not part of the conformance suite. To run these, from the project root, run:
Your default browser will open the test suite.
Official versions are kept in the
pkg/ directory. To roll a new version, (ex. v1.1.0), run the following from project root:
This will make a new file at
Please direct bug reports to the twitter-text-js issue tracker on GitHub
Copyright and License
Copyright 2011 Twitter, Inc.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:
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