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Use splitText with some other delimiter instead of a space?

Matt Hoover test
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I need to create an animation of words forming a long hashtag. Is there an easy way to use another character as a delimiter besides a physical space to separate words, but have it animate in without any spaces?


I want to animate the words of something like "ThisIsAReallyLongHashtagExample" one word at a time, with no spaces.


Obviously I can't use spaces as a delimiter, but is there something else I can insert between words to let splitText know where to chop it up?


thanks for any insight!


- matt

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Based on your request, I updated SplitText to recognize a new "wordDelimiter" property that you can set to any character and it'll remove that character from the final output and just use it as a delimiter for words. For example: 

var split = new SplitText("#someID", {wordDelimiter:"#", wordsClass:"word++"});

That way, you can just drop "#" inbetween the chunks you want and it'll separate them as words. 


You can test it out on codepen using this URL: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/16327/SplitText.min.js (only works on codepen). Please let me know if it holds up well in your tests and then I can drop it into the official packages. 

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