The TextView seems to be a fairly innocent and easy to use widget when building out UI for Android. However, when your app is targeting multiple locales, changing things like line spacing and line spacing multiplier can cause major issues. Join me as we talk through how text is rendered on a screen to some common pitfalls of developing with the TextView in multiple languages.
Elliott Chenger is a Senior Engineer on the Connected Products team at Under Armour Connected Fitness. Since 2010 he has collaborated on Android apps ranging from digital streaming and personal insurance to personal fitness. He has also developed applications for both Android Wear and Google Glass. Passionate about his field, Elliott blogs every so often on his website, omitneedlesscode.com, and loves talking about all things Android.