Feel free to improve/extend the function.
Then you create a calculated field on the qListView using ezEdit option and in the Calculated Value enter the following
This would do the work for you. Please see the screenshot/.
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function DisplayChars(str, charNumber)
if (charNumber < 0)
charNumber = 0;
var displayedStatus = str;
if (typeof(displayedStatus) != 'undefined' && displayedStatus != null && displayedStatus.length > charNumber)
displayedStatus = str.substr(0, charNumber);