This module lets you format lists of items in a locale-dependent manner.
- babel.lists.format_list(lst, style='standard', locale='en_US_POSIX')¶
Format the items in lst as a list.
>>> format_list(['apples', 'oranges', 'pears'], locale='en') u'apples, oranges, and pears' >>> format_list(['apples', 'oranges', 'pears'], locale='zh') u'apples、oranges和pears' >>> format_list(['omena', 'peruna', 'aplari'], style='or', locale='fi') u'omena, peruna tai aplari'
These styles are defined, but not all are necessarily available in all locales. The following text is verbatim from the Unicode TR35-49 spec .
standard: A typical ‘and’ list for arbitrary placeholders. eg. “January, February, and March”
standard-short: A short version of a ‘and’ list, suitable for use with short or abbreviated placeholder values. eg. “Jan., Feb., and Mar.”
or: A typical ‘or’ list for arbitrary placeholders. eg. “January, February, or March”
or-short: A short version of an ‘or’ list. eg. “Jan., Feb., or Mar.”
unit: A list suitable for wide units. eg. “3 feet, 7 inches”
unit-short: A list suitable for short units eg. “3 ft, 7 in”
unit-narrow: A list suitable for narrow units, where space on the screen is very limited. eg. “3′ 7″”
lst – a sequence of items to format in to a list
style – the style to format the list with. See above for description.
locale – the locale