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Ignite's Text Component is an enhanced version of the built-in React Native Text component. It adds internationalization and several useful (and customizable) property presets. You shouldn't need the built-in React Native Text component if you use this. It does everything the built-in one does and more.

By enhancing the Ignite Text component and using it across your app, you can make sure the right fonts, font weight, and other styles and behaviors are shared across your whole app.



The text optional prop is the text of the component. We encourage you to not use this but rather use the tx prop instead.

<Text text="My Text" />


The tx optional prop is the string key used to look up the translated text for the user's locale. Ignite uses i18n-js for internationalization.

<Text tx="welcomeScreen.readyForLaunch" />


The txOptions optional prop is an object of options to pass to i18n. Useful for interpolation as well as explicitly setting locale or translation fallbacks. You'll be defining these in the app/i18n/*.json files, and can use {{variableName}} for interpolation.

// in en.json
profile: {
details: "{{name}} who is {{age}} years old"
// in your component
name: "Jamon",
age: 40,


The style optional prop is an object with overrides for this particular component. You can use style overrides with presets.

<Text tx="welcome.title" style={{ fontSize: 40 }} />


The weight optional prop is the font weight to use for the text. It utilizes the fonts defined in the app/theme/typography.tsx file.

<Text tx="welcome.title" weight="medium" />


The size optional prop is the font size to use for the text. The options are defined as $sizeStyles in app/components/Text.tsx. You can add sizes as you need to the $sizeStyles object and use them in your Text component.

<Text tx="welcome.title" size="lg" />


The preset optional prop specifies the string of the preset style you want to use. You can use style overrides with presets.

<Text preset="bold" text="This is bold" />


Presets allow you to have a consistent look and feel across your app without having to redefine the styles all the time.

<View preset="heading" text="My Header" />

You'll want to customize these presets and add more. You can do this in the text.presets.ts file.

If you find yourself overriding styles with the style prop a lot, you probably need a new preset for that use case.

Available Presets

default: The default text styles.

bold: A bold version of the default text.

heading: Large headers.

subheading: A smaller piece of secondary information.

formLabel: Form input label.

formHelper: Form assistive information.

Custom Presets

Feel free to add your own presets by emulating the style you see with the provided presets. In a typical Infinite Red project, we will have a dozen or more presets that we use across the project. Simply add a new key to the $presets object in app/components/Text.tsx and then pass the name of the preset to the preset prop.

$presets = {
label: [$baseStyle, $, $fontWeightStyles.medium] as StyleProp<TextStyle>,
<Text preset="label" text="Email" />