How to make Text Italic in Android Jetpack Compose

By Mohammed Rashid •  November 23rd, 2022 • 

As a mobile app developer, you always want to style text appropriately. Let’s check how to make a text italic in Android using Jetpack Compose.

The TextStyle and FontStyle help to make the Text composable italic.

@Composable
fun TextExample() {
Text(text = "Italic Text Example",
    fontSize = 24.sp,
    style = TextStyle(fontStyle = FontStyle.Italic)
)
}

Following is the output.

Jetpack compose italic text

Following is the complete code for reference.

package com.example.myapplication

import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.activity.ComponentActivity
import androidx.activity.compose.setContent
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.*
import androidx.compose.material.*
import androidx.compose.runtime.*
import androidx.compose.ui.Modifier
import androidx.compose.ui.text.TextStyle
import androidx.compose.ui.text.font.FontStyle
import androidx.compose.ui.tooling.preview.Preview
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.sp
import com.example.myapplication.ui.theme.MyApplicationTheme

class MainActivity : ComponentActivity() {
override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
    setContent {
        MyApplicationTheme {
            Surface(
                color = MaterialTheme.colors.background,
                modifier = Modifier.fillMaxSize()
            ) {
                TextExample()
            }
        }
    }
}
}

@Composable
fun TextExample() {
Text(text = "Italic Text Example",
    fontSize = 24.sp,
    style = TextStyle(fontStyle = FontStyle.Italic)
)
}


@Preview(showBackground = true)
@Composable
fun DefaultPreview() {
MyApplicationTheme {
    TextExample()
}
}

If you want to make text bold then see this blog post.

I hope this Jetpack Compose Text Italic tutorial is helpful for you.

Mohammed Rashid

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