since the beginning of my programmation, I used some special character like “<-“, “”<<” im my string.xml in Eclipse while developping for Android.
All worked fine for one year, but today, i just wanted to make some minor changes and began to edit my xml files.
I get now compilation error on these characters because eclipse believe it’s part of the xml blocks.
Any idea on how I could add this symbol “<” in my xml files?
Thank a lot.
Another way to insert special character follow Moss guide: How can I write character & in android strings.xml by used Unicode definition:
<string name="item_unknown">\u003c Item Unknown \u003e</string>
which present in string :
< Item Unknown >
I stumbled upon this question, as I use HTML markup in my strings.
If you refer to the Android String Resources documentation,
in the section:
“Styling with HTML markup”
you will see that in strings.xml, you need to use &lt; for an opening bracket, but you can safely use backslash and a closing bracket. For example:
can be written as:
in your strings.xml.
If using this HTML string in your code, you can use:
Html.fromHtml( getResources().getString(R.string.yourHTMLString )
and the output will be your bold string!