Android – How to 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 belows:

<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.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(;
		webView.loadData(String.format(htmlText, myData), "text/html", "utf-8");


<RelativeLayout xmlns:android=""
    tools:context=".MainActivity" >



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Paresh Mayani

Lazy android developer, exploring the horizon of android development since 7 years, currently working as a Technical Lead - Android at Simform Solutions, India. Former Application Architect at KarConnect. He is the Head/Organizer of Google Developers Group (GDG), Ahmedabad

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