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Old 08-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Recipe for Nuus24 (Afrikaans language, South Africa)

I've put together a recipe for Nuus24 to be able to enjoy some news in Afrikaans, my 1st language, there might be some other Afrikaans speaking people that might enjoy it. I used the New York Times recipe at as a starting point, thanks to the author

Please feel free to add to calibre.


import string, re
from calibre import strftime
from import BasicNewsRecipe
from calibre.ebooks.BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup

class Nuus24(BasicNewsRecipe):

    title       = 'Nuus24'
    __author__  = 'Nicki de Wet'
    encoding              = 'utf-8'
    description = 'Daaglikse Afrikaanse Nuus via Nuus24'
    publisher             = 'Media24'
    timefmt = ' [%a, %d %b, %Y]'
    masthead_url = ''
    max_articles_per_feed = 25
    remove_tags_before = dict(id='TheFeed')
    remove_tags_after  = dict(id='TheFeed')
    remove_tags = [dict(attrs={'class':['personal-bar row-fluid', 'navbar main-menu-fixed', 'breaking-news-wrapper', 'row-fluid comments-bg', 'unstyled actions', 'modal-body', 'modal-header', 'desktop']}),
                dict(id=['weather-forecast', 'topics', 'side-widgets', 'footer-container', 'sb-container', 'myModal']),
                dict(name=['script', 'noscript', 'style'])]
    keep_only_tags = [dict(attrs={'class':['span8 border-right']}),
						dict(name=['article', 'section']),
    extra_css = """
					div.carousel-inner{ overflow:hidden;display: block;height:300px;}
					img{display: block}
#    remove_attributes = ['style']

    no_stylesheets = True
#    extra_css = 'h1 {font: sans-serif large;}\n.byline {font:monospace;}'

    def parse_index(self):
        soup = self.index_to_soup('')

        def feed_title(div):
            return ''.join(div.findAll(text=True, recursive=False)).strip()

        articles = {}
        key = None
        key = 'Nuus in Afrikaans'
        articles[key] = []
        ans= []
        for anchor in soup.findAll(True,
            url = re.sub(r'\?.*', '', anchor['href'])
            title = self.tag_to_string(anchor, use_alt=True).strip()
            print title
            description = ''
            pubdate = strftime('%a, %d %b')
                    dict(title=title, url=url, date=pubdate,
        ans = [(key, articles[key])]
        return ans
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