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Re: [O] Converting org-mode/org-contacts to VCard (importing to Android)

From: Feng Shu
Subject: Re: [O] Converting org-mode/org-contacts to VCard (importing to Android)
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:36:22 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Karl Voit <address@hidden> writes:

> * Rüdiger Sonderfeld <address@hidden> 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.

use (replace-regexp-in-string "^[0-9]\\{4,4\\}/" "" "0043/333/333")

(defun org-contacts-vcard-format (contact)
  "Formats CONTACT in VCard 3.0 format."
  (let* ((properties (caddr contact))
         (name (org-contacts-vcard-escape (car contact)))
         (n (org-contacts-vcard-encode-name name))
         (email (cdr (assoc-string org-contacts-email-property properties)))
         (tel (cdr (assoc-string org-contacts-tel-property properties)))
         (ignore-list (cdr (assoc-string org-contacts-ignore-property 
         (ignore-list (when ignore-list
                        (org-contacts-split-property ignore-list)))
         (note (cdr (assoc-string org-contacts-note-property properties)))
         (bday (org-contacts-vcard-escape (cdr (assoc-string 
org-contacts-birthday-property properties))))
         (addr (cdr (assoc-string org-contacts-address-property properties)))
         (nick (org-contacts-vcard-escape (cdr (assoc-string 
org-contacts-nickname-property properties))))
         (head (format "BEGIN:VCARD\nVERSION:3.0\nN:%s\nFN:%s\n" n name))
         emails-list result phones-list)
    (concat head
            (when email (progn
                          (setq emails-list 
(org-contacts-remove-ignored-property-values ignore-list 
(org-contacts-split-property email)))
                          (setq result "")
                          (while emails-list
                            (setq result (concat result  "EMAIL:" 
(org-contacts-strip-link (car emails-list)) "\n"))
                            (setq emails-list (cdr emails-list)))
            (when addr
              (format "ADR:;;%s\n" (replace-regexp-in-string "\\, ?" ";" addr)))
            (when tel (progn
                        (setq phones-list 
(org-contacts-remove-ignored-property-values ignore-list 
(org-contacts-split-property tel)))
                        (setq result "")
                        (while phones-list
                          (setq result (concat result  "TEL:"  
(replace-regexp-in-string "^[0-9]\\{4,4\\}/" ""  (org-link-unescape 
(org-contacts-strip-link (car phones-list)))) "\n"))
                          (setq phones-list (cdr phones-list)))
            (when bday
              (let ((cal-bday (calendar-gregorian-from-absolute 
(org-time-string-to-absolute bday))))
                (format "BDAY:%04d-%02d-%02d\n"
                        (calendar-extract-year cal-bday)
                        (calendar-extract-month cal-bday)
                        (calendar-extract-day cal-bday))))
            (when nick (format "NICKNAME:%s\n" nick))
            (when note (format "NOTE:%s\n" note))


> 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


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