Android Arsenal


An Android library which provides HTML support for Jetpack Compose texts.


Add to top level file

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url "" }

Add to app module file.

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.github.ireward.compose-html:1.0.1'


For the time being, the composable Text layout doesn’t provide any HTML support. This library fills that gap by exposing
the composable HtmlText layout, which is built on top of the Text layout and the Span/Spannable Android classes.
Its API goes as follows:

    text = htmlString,
    linkClicked = { link ->
        Log.d("linkClicked", link)

And these are all the available parameters that allows you to change the default behaviour:

fun HtmlText(
    text: String,
    modifier: Modifier = Modifier,
    style: TextStyle = TextStyle.Default,
    softWrap: Boolean = true,
    overflow: TextOverflow = TextOverflow.Clip,
    maxLines: Int = Int.MAX_VALUE,
    onTextLayout: (TextLayoutResult) -> Unit = {},
    linkClicked: (String) -> Unit = {},
    fontSize: TextUnit = 14.sp,
    flags: Int = HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_COMPACT,
    URLSpanStyle: SpanStyle = SpanStyle(
        color = linkTextColor(),
        textDecoration = TextDecoration.Underline

HtmlText supports almost as many HTML tags as android.widget.TextView does, with the exception of <img> tag and <ul>, being the latter partially supported, as HtmlText
renders properly the elements of the list but it does not add the bullet (•)

What follows are screenshots taken from the companion showcase app hosted in this same repo, where all
the HTML tags are rendered side by side to compare HtmlText with android.widget.TextView:

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