How to use HTML tags in an Android TextView

While looking for a way to do some basic formatting of an Android TextView I stumbled across this post Is it possible to have multiple styles inside a TextView?

The result is captured in the following code snippets from string.xml:

<string name="registration_text">
<b>Don\'t wait!</b><br/>
Enter your spaceship. Become a spacehead and explore outer space and pile up the resources <b>stuff</b>, <b>black matter</b>
and <b>wisdom</b> in the cargo bay of your spaceship.

and the corresponding Java one-liner:

((TextView) view.findViewById(;


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