Smart & Cross-Browser Long Text Truncating Plugin For jQuery - dotdotdot

Smart & Cross-Browser Long Text Truncating Plugin For jQuery - dotdotdot
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License: MIT

dotdotdot is a smart and cross-browser jQuery plugin that truncates multiple line content to fit within your container and adds an ellipsis at the end of the text, similar to the CSS3 text-overflow property. The plugin also has the ability to truncate the path names of a URL to make it more readable.


$ npm install jquery.dotdotdot --save

# Bower
$ bower install jquery.dotdotdot

Basic Usage:

1. Include jQuery javascript library and jQuery dotdotdot plugin on your web page.

<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="jquery.dotdotdot.min.js"></script>

2. Specify an unique ID to your container.

<div class="box" id="demo">

3. Call the function and we're done.


4. Default plugin settings.

// The HTML to add as ellipsis.
'ellipsis': '... ', 

// How to cut off the text/html: 'word'/'letter'/'children'
'wrap': 'word', 

// Wrap-option fallback to 'letter' for long words
'fallbackToLetter': true, 

'lastCharacter': {
  // Remove these characters from the end of the truncated text.
  remove    : [ ' ', ',', ';', '.', '!', '?' ],

  //  Don't add an ellipsis if this array contains the last character of the truncated text.
  noEllipsis  : []

// Deviation for the height-option.
'tolerance': 0, 

// Callback function
'callback': null, 

// jQuery-selector for the element to keep and put after the ellipsis.
'after': null, 

// Optionally set a max-height, if null, the height will be measured. 
'height': null, 

// Whether to update the ellipsis: true/'window'.
'watch': false, 

// Window resize fix
'windowResizeFix': true

// Max length
'maxLength': null

Change logs:

v3.2.3 (2018-12-22)

  • update

v3.2.2 (2018-02-03)

  • truncate fix

v3.2.1 (2018-01-19)

  • truncate to node

v3.1 (2017-11-15)

  • JS Update

v3.0.5 (2017-10-19)

  • fix for hidden nodes
  • Fixed an issue where it does not work when unit of height is not 'px'

v3.0.4 (2017-10-13)

  • Bugfixed

v3.0.3 (2017-10-01)

  • watch improvements

v3.0.2 (2017-09-17)

  • small improvement

v3.0.1 (2017-09-16)

  • update

v2.0.0 (2017-08-29)

  • update

v1.8.3 (2016-07-16)

  • update

v1.8.2 (2016-06-24)

  • update

v1.8.1 (2016-03-18)

  • update


  • Remove is-truncated class when destroying instance


  • fixed responsive div with multiple paragraphs - text vanishes at certain widths

v1.7.4 (2015-07-19)

  • function for height option, bugfix

v1.7.2 (2015-05-22)

  • small fixes

v1.7.2 (2015-02-03)

  • fix read-more link in anchor

v1.7.1 (2015-01-29)

  • multiple inserts "after" fix

v1.6.16 (2014-06-27)

  • bugfix hidden elements

v1.6.14 (2014-04-07)

  • Improved performance

v1.6.13 (2014-03-04)

  • bugfix: isTruncated always returned true

v1.6.11 (2014-01-12)

  • bugfix html markup

v1.6.10 (2013-12-11)

  • Fix for leaving script tags intact

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by FrDH. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.