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Purpose

The guideline helps ensure that typography is used in such a way it is always in harmony with the overall visual design.

Guidelines

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  • While KDE Workspace users can alter the fonts used throughout the workspace and in applications, the visual design uses Oxygen as the reference typeface.
  • Typography is treated like any other graphic element when considering spacing and alignment.
  • The number of typeface variations (bold, italic, size, caps, color) are kept to about three in any single design.
  • Use each typeface variant consistently. e.g. Titles or headings should share a similar typeface. Captions should all share a similar typeface.
  • Multi-line blocks of text are either left or right aligned; center alignment for multi-line blocks of text is avoided.

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