Typography - Canada.ca style

Mandatory

The typography guidance is mandatory on all pages.

Mandatory elements of the design system

Fonts must be consistent across Canada.ca pages, and should be easily readable across devices. Use a combination of Lato for headings, and Noto sans for body text.

Desktop and tablet default font specification

  • H1: Lato, 38px, bold, with a red rule below
  • H2: Lato, 36px, bold
  • H3: Lato, 24px, bold
  • H4: Lato, 22px, bold
  • H5: Lato, 20px, bold
  • H6: Lato, 19px, plain text
  • Body: Noto sans, 20px, plain text

Smaller device default font specification

  • H1: Lato, 34px, bold, with a red rule below
  • H2: Lato, 32px, bold
  • H3: Lato, 24px, bold
  • H4: Lato, 22px, bold
  • H5: Lato, 20px, bold
  • H6: Lato, 19px, plain text
  • Body: Noto sans, 20px, plain text

Line length

Constrain text line length to 65 characters. This ensures that no lines extend beyond a comfortable reading length.

Page layouts may be wider than 65 characters. The line length restriction applies only to lines of text.

Links

Underline links in an underline style that skips descenders.

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