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Typography

This guide describes the Theme settings > Typography menu options.

Use the menu options to set how text is displayed throughout your store. Refer to Shopify help: Typography

The Header font options, inside the Theme settings Typography menu, in Theme editor

In the previous image, a store's homepage is displayed in Theme editor. On the left, in Theme settings > Typography > Header, the Text transform dropdown is set to Uppercase. This setting applies uppercase to label text for links in the store's Header section. On the right, at the top of the store's homepage, the Header links About, Blog, Search, and Cart are displayed in uppercase.

For general guidance with adjusting a theme setting, refer to Settings overview and Shopify help: Theme settings

Configure typography

To set how text is displayed throughout your store:

  1. Go to Theme settings > Typography.

    The Theme setting's Typography menu in Theme editor

  2. Select a typography setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
Base font sizeAdjust the slider Base font size to set a size for the base font in pixels or px. The minimum size is 15px, and the maximum is 22px. All text throughout your store is scaled relative to the base font size.
Line heightAdjust the Line height slider to set the spacing between lines of text (line height) for the base font. The minimum height is 1 and the maximum is 2.
Headings > FontUse the font picker to select a font for headings. Refer to Setup a font.
Headings > Text transformUse the Text transform dropdown to a select a text transformation style for heading text. The options are None, Uppercase, and Capitalize.
Headings > Standard heading sizeUse the dropdown Standard heading size to set a size for standard heading text (titles). The size is applied to section titles and main section headings. Refer to Font size options.
Headings > Feature heading sizeUse the dropdown Feature heading size to set a size for heading text (titles) on featured product and collection pages. Refer to Font size options.
Headings > Secondary heading sizeUse the dropdown Secondary heading size to set a text size for secondary headings. Refer to Font size options.
Main > FontUse the font picker to select a font for main (body) text. Refer to Setup a font.
Header > Header fontSelect the Header font radio buttons to set the text inside the header area to use the same font as Body (main) or Heading text.
Header > Text transformUse the Text transform dropdown to a select a text transformation style for text inside the header area. The options are None, Uppercase, and Capitalize.
Links and buttons > Text transformUse the Text transform dropdown to a select a text transformation style for link and button label text. The options are None, Uppercase, and Capitalize.
Product tiles > Text transformUse the Text transform dropdown to a select a text transformation style for the text inside product tiles. The options are None, Uppercase, and Capitalize.
Product tiles > Text alignSelect the Text align radio buttons to align text inside product tiles to the Left or Center.

Setup a font

To setup fonts and font styles:

  1. Go to Theme settings > Typography.

  2. In the Typography menu, locate the type of text you want to set up (like Headings or Main text).

    (/images/cascade/settings/typography/font-text-types.jpg) ![A list of the types of text with font pickers in the Font area of Theme setting's Typography menu]

  3. Select Change.

    For example, in the following image, Change is selected for Headings text.

    The Change button for selecting a font in Theme setting's Typography menu

  4. In the Search box, enter the name of a font.

    Alternatively, use the font picker to select a font from the font sets described in the following table. Select Load more to access more fonts in each set.

    Font set nameDescription
    System fontsA set of default system fonts. System fonts load quickly and their appearance might change according to the visitor's device type and web browser. Refer to Shopify help: Fonts
    Other fontsFonts from Shopify's library that are not part of the default system font set.

    The font picker's font sets in Theme setting's Typography menu

  5. Inside the font picker area, use the dropdown to select a font style (if available).

    Font styles might include Thin, Thin Italic, Extra Light, Extra Light Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Black, and Black Italic.

    The font picker's font styles dropdown in Theme setting's Typography menu

  6. Choose Select.

    The font picker's select button in Theme setting's Typography menu

Font size options

Cascade includes a quick and convenient text size system for maintaining consistent text sizes across your store. Cascade's text size system also ensures your store's compatibility with mobile and desktop display devices, by resizing text according to each store visitor's screen size.

The following table describes some of Cascade's font size options.

Note

Only certain text sizes are available within a particular typography setting.

Font size option nameDescription
SSmall on mobile and desktop display devices
MMedium on mobile and desktop display devices
LLarge on mobile and desktop display devices
XLExtra large on mobile and desktop display devices
2XLExtra large x 2 on mobile and desktop display devices
2XL/ desktop 3XLExtra large x 2 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 3 on desktop display devices
2XL/ desktop 4XLExtra large x 2 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 4 on desktop display devices
2XL/ desktop 5XLExtra large x 2 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 5 on desktop display devices
3XLExtra large x 3 on mobile and desktop display devices
3XL/ desktop 4XLExtra large x 3 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 4 on desktop display devices
3XL/ desktop 5XLExtra large x 3 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 5 on desktop display devices
3XL/ desktop 6XLExtra large x 3 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 6 on desktop display devices
3XL/ desktop 7XLExtra large x 3 on mobile display devices, and extra large x 7 on desktop display devices