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android – How do I add a bullet symbol in TextView?

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a TextView and I want to add a bullet symbol in my text through XML. Is it possible?

How to&Answers:

You have to use the right character encoding to accomplish this effect. You could try with

Update

Just to clarify: use setText("\u2022 Bullet"); to add the bullet programmatically. 0x2022 = 8226

Answer:

This worked for me:

<string name="text_with_bullet">Text with a \u2022</string>

Answer:

Copy paste: •. I’ve done it with other weird characters, such as ◄ and ►.

Edit: here‘s an example. The two Buttons at the bottom have android:text="◄" and "►".

Answer:

Prolly a better solution out there somewhere, but this is what I did.

<TableLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        >
        <TableRow>    
            <TextView
                android:layout_column="1"
                android:text="•"></TextView>
            <TextView
                android:layout_column="2"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:text="First line"></TextView>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow>    
            <TextView
                android:layout_column="1"
                android:text="•"></TextView>
            <TextView
                android:layout_column="2"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:text="Second line"></TextView>
        </TableRow>
  </TableLayout>

It works like you want, but a workaround really.

Answer:

You may try BulletSpan as described in Android docs.

SpannableString string = new SpannableString("Text with\nBullet point");
string.setSpan(new BulletSpan(40, color, 20), 10, 22, Spanned.SPAN_EXCLUSIVE_EXCLUSIVE);

Result

Answer:

This is how i ended up doing it.

 <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:orientation="horizontal">

            <View
                android:layout_width="20dp"
                android:layout_height="20dp"
                android:background="@drawable/circle"
                android:drawableStart="@drawable/ic_bullet_point" />

            <TextView
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:layout_marginLeft="10dp"
                android:text="Your text"
                android:textColor="#000000"
                android:textSize="14sp" />
        </LinearLayout>

and the code for drawbale/circle.xml is

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:innerRadius="0dp"
  android:shape="ring"
  android:thickness="5dp"
  android:useLevel="false">

 <solid android:color="@color/black1" />

</shape>

Answer:

With Unicode we can do it easily,but if want to change color of bullet, I tried with colored bullet image and set it as drawable left and it worked

<TextView     
    android:text="Hello bullet"
    android:drawableLeft="@drawable/bulleticon" >
</TextView>

Answer:

Since android doesnt support <ol>, <ul> or <li> html elements, I had to do it like this

<string name="names"><![CDATA[<p><h2>List of Names:</h2></p><p>•name1<br />•name2<br /></p>]]></string>

if you want to maintain custom space then use </pre> tag