0.9.0 • Public • Published


Font family settings based on Pega branding and accessibility. Part of the Bolt “Core” CSS framework that powers the Bolt Design System.

Table of Contents

Cheat Sheet

Install via NPM

npm install @bolt/settings-font-family

Font Family Chart

Brand Fonts

Font Category
Open Sans Heading text
Open Sans Body text

Fallback Fonts

Font Device
San Francisco Mac OS X and iOS
Segoe UI Windows and Windows Phone
Roboto Android and newer Chrome OS
Oxygen KDE
Ubuntu Ubuntu
Cantarell GNOME
Fira Sans Firefox OS
Droid Sans Older versions of Android

Getting Started

The best way to start using Bolt is via the Bolt Starterkit (coming soon), a pre-assembled front-end boilerplate designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

You can also use the full Bolt Core CSS framework on its own, or, install just the parts you need and fold the different ITCSS layers of Bolt into your existing codebase.

Installing Bolt’s font-family settings is as easy as running NPM install:

npm install @bolt/settings-font-family

TIP:: Don’t have a package.json file? Need a little help getting started? Check out our Getting Started guide for some tips to help get you up to speed.


Once installed, you should @import the main Sass partial into your project’s main .scss file to make the included variables available to the rest of your code.

// Settings
@import ‘@bolt/settings-font-family’

// Tools
@import ‘@bolt/tools-...’

Since Bolt's CSS architecture is based on ITCSS (Inverted Triangle CSS)1, what Sass partials you import, and in what order, makes a whole world of difference. That’s why importing any Settings packages from Bolt in your project’s Settings layer (prior to any Sass mixins, resets, base HTML element styles, etc) is so important.


We recommend using Bolt’s Gulp-based front-end build tools to compile your Sass as we're pre-packaging many of the latest tools and add-ons to help you write your very best: LibSass, Autoprefixer, PostCSS, CleanCSS, Sassdoc, Stylelint, Gulp Plumber, npm-sass, and BrowserSync live reloading.

Font Family Features

The Bolt Design System team has gone through vigorous testing to make sure all fonts are accessible on all devices.

Fallback Option for UI System Fonts

Bolt’s font family is defined with a fallback option. When the branded Open Sans is not available to the user, device specific UI System Fonts will be used instead to display all types.

Further Reading:

1. Learn more about ITCSS

2. Practical typography

3. UI system fonts

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