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Android – How to Display Information with Justify Alignment?

Problem: How do I display information with Justify alignment?

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Problem: How do i display information with Justify alignment?


I saw many developers asking questions on Stackoverflow for this problems. Here are some:

1. Android TextView Justify Text
2. How to justify text on a TextView made easy- Android
3. Justify Text in TextView Android

We can display justified information in WebView, as such there is no any property/attribute for justify alignment in WebView widget but we can use a simple trick. The Trick is to define html tags with justify alignment as below:

<html><body style="text-align:justify"> YOUR DATA </body></Html>

Android justify text

FYI, the same justify trick will not work for TextView. Mark Murphy (@commonsware) has already posted answer for TextView: “I do not believe Android supports full justification.”


package com.technotalkative.justifytext;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.webkit.WebView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        String htmlText = " %s ";
        String myData = "Hello World! This tutorial is to show demo of displaying text with justify alignment in WebView.";

        WebView webView = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.webView1);
        webView.loadData(String.format(htmlText, myData), "text/html", "utf-8");


<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    tools:context=".MainActivity" >



Download this example from here: Android – JustifyText


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