[Solved]-How to represent "{{" in a django template?


Have a look at the templatetag tag:

Output one of the syntax characters used to compose template tags.

Since the template system has no concept of "escaping", to display one of the bits used in template tags, you must use the {% templatetag %} tag.

What you are after is:

{% templatetag openvariable %}

Maybe there is a nicer solution because this does not increase readability…


Another (more flexible) approach may be to convert the values to a bibtex-like value before sending them to your template. You’ll probably need to do this anyway to escape some of the characters that bibtex/latex can’t handle. Here’s something similar I prepared earlier:

import datetime

class BibTeXString(unicode):

def bibtex_repr(obj):
  """ A version of the string repr method, that always outputs variables suitable for BibTeX. """
  # If this has already been processed, it's ok
  if isinstance(obj, BibTeXString):
    return obj
  # Translate strings
  if isinstance(obj, basestring):
    value = unicode(obj).translate(CHAR_ESCAPES).strip()
    return BibTeXString('{%s}' % value)
  # Dates
  elif isinstance(obj, datetime.date):
    return BibTeXString('{%02d-%02d-%02d}' % (obj.year, obj.month, obj.day))
  # Integers
  if isinstance(obj, (int, long)):
    return BibTeXString(str(obj))
    return BibTeXString(repr(obj))

  ord(u'$'): u'\\$',
  ord(u'&'): u'\\&',
  ord(u'%'): u'\\%',
  ord(u'#'): u'\\#',
  ord(u'_'): u'\\_',
  ord(u'\u2018'): u'`',
  ord(u'\u2019'): u"'", 
  ord(u'\u201c'): u"``", 
  ord(u'\u201d'): u"''" ,
  ord(u'\u2014'): u'---', 
  ord(u'\u2013'): u'--',

You could even use this as a template filter if you wanted, making your template look like:

@{{ pubentry.type }{,
  author    = {% filter bibtex %}{% for author in pubentry.authors.all %}{{ author.first_name }} {{ author.middle_name }} {{ author.last_name }}{% if not forloop.last %} and {% endif %}{% endfor %}}{% endfilter %},
  title     = {{ pubentry.title|bibtex }},
  journal   = {{ pubentry.journal|bibtex }}

But I would escape the content before it gets to the template, so that your template just needs to do this:

@{{ pubentry.type }{,
  {% for field in fields %}{{ field }}{% if not forloop.last %},{% endif %}{% endfor %}

Or even leave out the template altogether at this stage. Good luck!


With the templatetag template tag.

title     = {% templatetag openvariable %}{% templatetag openbrace %} pubentry.title {% templatetag closevariable %}{% templatetag closebrace %},

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