Rails - truncate - is not behaving--- Using a var returned from the model

Here is the truncate code I'm using:

    <%= truncate(teammember.user.full_name, :length => 8)%>

teammember.user.full_name returns names like:
- Steve Jobs
- Larry Oracle
- James Bond
- Dhandar Kentavolv

Butall the truncate is doing is returning:
- Steve Jobs...
- Larry Oracle...
- James Bond...
- Dhandar Kentavolv...

The user.full_name is not a field in the DB but a helper in the user
model, which might be the issue.?

  def full_name
    if !fname.nil? && !fname.empty?
      [fname, lname].join(" ")
    else
      ['User', id].join(" ")
    end
  end

I then tried:
<%= truncate("Once upon a time in a world far far away", :length =>
1)%>
And that returns: Once... and not O...

Any ideas? thanks!

i am not sure but try this


truncate("Once upon a time in a world far far away", :length => 17, :separator => ' ') or

write the outputs examples which you want to come

strange. that didn't work...Or have any effect on the output...

The output examples I want:

<%= truncate("#{teammember.user.full_name}", :length => 5) %>

When full_name return "John Legend"

Should return: John...

Example 2, full_name = Howard Smith

Should return: Howar...

Very strange bug this is.... Is the truncate method reliable? thanks

strange. that didn't work...Or have any effect on the output...

Then maybe the code you're editing isn't actually the code that's
being run. Stick a breakpoint in your code and follow the flow when
truncate is called.

Fred

Actually, the :separator parameter is only supported by the newer
version of Rails. For instance, the :separator has no effect in Rails
2.3.4.