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Fonts and Format for Text

Fonts and Format for Text

Follow the below textual formats for good content visualization.


Don't override global styles.

  • Bold

Use bold to signify UI elements, notices (warning, notice, important declaration), API response - status codes, and titles in descriptions lists.

Use double asterisk in Markdown to signify bold format - for example, **bold**.

  • Italic

Use italics to draw attention to a specific word, phrase, parameter values, classes, methods, product versions, and key terms like SQL Database.

Use a single asterisk in Markdown to signify italic format - for example, *italic*.

  • Underline

Don't underline any content.


Use sentence cases for items in all types of lists as below:

  • Numbered list - Use when you have a fixed number of entities — for example, three varieties, four categories, two types, etc, or sequential steps as shown below:
Follow the below steps to start your project:

1. Create a docker-compose.yml file
2. Start the Docker
3. Prepare Development
  • Regular bulleted list - Use this for general enlisting with an asterisk * in Markdown to signify bulleted lists.
You can install Shopware on Mac with the help of other tools:

* Docker

However, regular bulleted lists within tables use HTML tags.

| Who is the audience? | What are their roles? |
| :--- | :--- |
| Fullstack Developer | <ul><li>Plugin Development</li><li>Templates</li><li>Routes/ Controllers</li></ul>|
  • Description list - Use when you need to describe them along with their titles. In such a case, title tags are bolded, followed by a hyphen or new line and a detailed description. For example,
The Administrations components implement a number of cross-cutting concerns. The most important are:

* **Providing inheritance** - As Shopware 6 offers a flexible extension system to develop your own Apps, Plugins, or Themes.
* **Data management** - The Administration displays entities of the Core component.
* **State management** - Proper state management is key here.

The description list can again be a numbered list or a bulleted list based on its sequence or fixed number of entities.

Date and time

In general, use the following guidelines to format expressions of date and time:

  • Use the 12-hour clock, except if required to use a 24-hour time, such as when documenting features that use 24-hour time.

  • Capitalize AM and PM, and leave one space between them and the time.

  • Avoid using time zones unless absolutely necessary. If using a specific time zone, spell out the region and include the UTC or GMT label.

  • Spell out the names of the months. For example, January 19, 2017.

  • You can also use the numerical date format, MM-DD-YYYY, and separate the elements by hyphens.


Spell out all ordinal numbers in the text, such as first, fourth, twelfth, and twenty-third for 1st, 4th, 12th, and 23rd, respectively. However, there are exceptions like prices, weight, and quantity which can only be represented as numbers.


  • Don't embed a table in the middle of a sentence.

  • Use table headings for the first column and the first row only.

  • Use tables only when you have more than one row and column to represent.

  • Don't end sentences with punctuation, including a period, an ellipses, or a colon.

  • Use sentence case for all the elements in a table - contents, headings, labels, and captions.

  • Introduce a table using a complete sentence and try to refer to the table's position, using a phrase such as the following table or the preceding table.

  • Provide meaningful URL text links. Don't use click here or read this document phrases.

  • Write a complete sentence that refers the reader to another topic. Introduce the link with a phrase such as For more information, see or For more information about..., see.

  • Keep the link text as short as possible. Do not write lengthy link text such as a sentence or short paragraph.

  • Place important words at the beginning of the link text.

  • Don't use the exact link text in the same document for different target pages.

  • If the hyperlink text includes an abbreviation in parentheses, include the long form and the abbreviation in the link text.


  • Use # to set the levels of heading.

  • Don't skip levels of the heading hierarchy. For example, an <H3> heading must fall under <H2>.

  • Follow camel case for all the <H1> headings — for example, Flow Sequence Evaluation and sentence case for the rest of the sub-headings that follow - for example, Flow sequence evaluation.

Refer to gitbook syntax for more.

This section covers fonts and formats for text, while the following section covers fonts and formats for code.