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From: Karl Voit <devnull@Karl-Voit.at>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Converting org-mode/org-contacts to VCard (importing to Android)
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:09:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2013-11-22T17-57-08@devnull.Karl-Voit.at> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 3414130.xOGDSAomuL@descartes

* Rüdiger Sonderfeld <ruediger@c-plusplus.de> wrote:
> On Friday 22 November 2013 17:37:01 Karl Voit wrote:
>> The reason I wrote it in Python is that I don't know ELISP well
>> enough. The reason I wrote the script instead of using existing
>> export methods: I only want to export a small sub-set (names, phone
>> numbers, email addresses, contact image) due to privacy reasons.
> That should be possible with the existing VCard export.  See `org-contacts-
> ignore-property' to ignore specific properties.  And `org-contacts-export-as-
> vcard' takes a NAME parameter to limit the names.

Fair enough :-)

However, I did additional things like checks, filtering, and so
forth that were important to my data-set. E.g., my contact template
does contain "0043/" as a pre-filled content for phone numbers. I
wanted to ignore those fields that got only this template and not a
complete phone number. I also wanted to get warnings in case some
data does not fulfill certain other requirements.

I have to admit that I don't know the feature-set of the Org-mode
export. I would be very surprised, if the Org-mode export method is
able to follow my custom "photo:" link I am using, grab the image
file, test if it has a image format that works with VCard
2.1 on Android, and encodes it in base64 accordingly.

You see: I want to have ways to tweak the export process. And as
long as I don't know ELISP that well, I stick to the tools I know.

A side remark of mine: a couple of months ago I tried to find out
how to store address information, phone numbers, and so on in
org-contact properties. AFAIR I could not find anything except the
:EMAIL: property. Is there a standard out there that answers
questions like "separate street from house number?", "how to cope
with multiple addresses for one contact?", and so forth? I created
something on my own as you can see on [1].

I am happy if you can get benefit from my little project and I am
also happy when Org-mode offers a great export functionality for the
rest of us :-)

  1. https://raw.github.com/novoid/org-contacts2vcard/master/testdata/testcontacts.org
mail|git|SVN|photos|postings|SMS|phonecalls|RSS|CSV|XML to Org-mode:
       > get Memacs from https://github.com/novoid/Memacs <

https://github.com/novoid/extract_pdf_annotations_to_orgmode + more on github

  reply	other threads:[~2013-11-22 17:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-11-22 16:37 Converting org-mode/org-contacts to VCard (importing to Android) Karl Voit
2013-11-22 16:54 ` Rüdiger Sonderfeld
2013-11-22 17:09   ` Karl Voit [this message]
2013-11-23  0:00     ` Rüdiger Sonderfeld
2013-11-24 13:06       ` Implementing Org-mode tools in languages other than ELISP (was: Converting org-mode/org-contacts to VCard (importing to Android)) Karl Voit
2014-01-04 14:58         ` Implementing Org-mode tools in languages other than ELISP Bastien
2014-01-04 16:43           ` François Pinard
2014-01-05 16:43             ` Daniel Clemente
2014-01-06 10:44               ` Parsing Org-mode in Python (was: Implementing Org-mode tools in languages other than ELISP) Karl Voit
2014-01-07  2:33                 ` Parsing Org-mode in Python François Pinard
2014-01-07 16:09                 ` Brett Viren
2014-01-08 12:33                   ` François Pinard
2014-01-08 15:42                     ` Brett Viren
2014-01-08 16:11                       ` François Pinard
2014-01-09  4:13                       ` Daniel Clemente
2014-01-09 14:13                         ` Brett Viren
2014-01-07  1:47               ` Implementing Org-mode tools in languages other than ELISP François Pinard
2013-11-23  8:36     ` Converting org-mode/org-contacts to VCard (importing to Android) Feng Shu
2013-11-23  8:29 ` Feng Shu

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