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How to format JLabel using HTML?

JLabel displayed text can be formatted using an HTML standard tags. The example below shows you how we can use and HTML font tag to change the font size, color and style of JLabel text.

package com.javacoderanch.example.swing;

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class HTMLLabel extends JFrame {
    public HTMLLabel() {
        setTitle("JLabel with HTML");

    private void initComponents() {
        setSize(400, 200);
        Container container = getContentPane();
        container.setLayout(new FlowLayout(FlowLayout.CENTER));

        // Create a JLabel object that display a string formatted using HTML.
        // 14 font size with red and italic.
        JLabel label = new JLabel("<html><font size="14" color="ff0000"><i>Hello World</i></font></html>");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                new HTMLLabel().setVisible(true);