Typography

React Bootstrap 5 Typography component

Documentation and examples for Bootstrap typography, including global settings, headings, body text, lists, and more.

Global settings:

MDB sets basic global display, typography, and link styles. When more control is needed, check out the textual utility classes.

  • For a more inclusive and accessible type scale, we assume the browser default root font-size (typically 16px) so visitors can customize their browser defaults as needed.
  • Use the $font-family-base, $font-size-base, and $line-height-base attributes as our typographic base applied to the <body>.
  • Set the global link color via $link-color.
  • Use $body-bg to set a background-color on the <body> (#fff by default).

These styles can be found within _reboot.scss, and the global variables are defined in _variables.scss. Make sure to set $font-size-base in rem.


Basic composition

An example composition of how your document may look like.

Main website heading (h1)

Website subheading (h4)


Section heading (h3)


Component heading (h5)

Component subheading

(p + .small .text-muted .text-uppercase)

Component alternative subheading (h6)

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Component heading (h5)

Component subheading

(p + .small .text-muted .text-uppercase)

Component alternative subheading (h6)

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Component heading (h5)

Component subheading

(p + .small .text-muted .text-uppercase)

Component alternative subheading (h6)

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Headings

All HTML headings, <h1> through <h6>, are available.

Heading Example
<h1></h1> h1. MDB heading
<h2></h2> h2. MDB heading
<h3></h3> h3. MDB heading
<h4></h4> h4. MDB heading
<h5></h5> h5. MDB heading
<h6></h6> h6. MDB heading

          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <table className='table'>
                <thead>
                  <tr>
                    <th>Heading</th>
                    <th>Example</th>
                  </tr>
                </thead>
                <tbody>
                  <tr>
                    <td>
                      &lt;h1&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;
                    </td>
                    <td>
                      <MDBTypography tag='h1'>h1. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                    </td>
                  </tr>
                  <tr>
                    <td>
                      &lt;h2&gt;&lt;/h2&gt;
                    </td>
                    <td>
                      <MDBTypography tag='h2'>h2. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                    </td>
                  </tr>
                  <tr>
                    <td>
                      &lt;h3&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;
                    </td>
                    <td>
                      <MDBTypography tag='h3'>h3. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                    </td>
                  </tr>
                  <tr>
                    <td>
                      &lt;h4&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;
                    </td>
                    <td>
                      <MDBTypography tag='h4'>h4. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                    </td>
                  </tr>
                  <tr>
                    <td>
                      &lt;h5&gt;&lt;/h5&gt;
                    </td>
                    <td>
                      <MDBTypography tag='h5'>h5. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                    </td>
                  </tr>
                  <tr>
                    <td>
                      &lt;h6&gt;&lt;/h6&gt;
                    </td>
                    <td>
                      <MDBTypography tag='h6'>h6. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                    </td>
                  </tr>
                </tbody>
              </table>
            );
          }
        

Styled headings

.h1 through .h6 classes are also available, for when you want to match the font styling of a heading but cannot use the associated HTML element.

h1. MDB heading


h2. MDB heading


h3. MDB heading


h4. MDB heading


h5. MDB heading


h6. MDB heading


            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <>
                  <MDBTypography variant='h1'>h1. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                  <hr />
                  <MDBTypography variant='h2'>h2. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                  <hr />
                  <MDBTypography variant='h3'>h3. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                  <hr />
                  <MDBTypography variant='h4'>h4. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                  <hr />
                  <MDBTypography variant='h5'>h5. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                  <hr />
                  <MDBTypography variant='h6'>h6. MDB heading</MDBTypography>
                </>
              );
            }
          

Customizing headings

Use the included utility classes to recreate the small secondary heading text from Bootstrap 3.

Fancy display heading With faded secondary text


            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <MDBTypography tag='h3' className='mb-0'>
                  Fancy display heading
                  <MDBTypography tag='small' className='text-muted'>
                    With faded secondary text
                  </MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
              );
            }
          

Display headings

Traditional heading elements are designed to work best in the meat of your page content. When you need a heading to stand out, consider using a display heading—a larger, slightly more opinionated heading style.

Display 1
Display 2
Display 3
Display 4
Display 5
Display 6

          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <>
                <MDBTypography tag='div' className='display-1 pb-3 mb-3 border-bottom'>
                  Display 1
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography tag='div' className='display-2 pb-3 mb-3 border-bottom'>
                  Display 2
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography tag='div' className='display-3 pb-3 mb-3 border-bottom'>
                  Display 3
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography tag='div' className='display-4 pb-3 mb-3 border-bottom'>
                  Display 4
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography tag='div' className='display-5 pb-3 mb-3 border-bottom'>
                  Display 5
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography tag='div' className='display-6'>
                  Display 6
                </MDBTypography>
              </>
            );
          }
        

Display headings are configured via the $display-font-sizes Sass map and two variables, $display-font-weight and $display-line-height.


      $display-font-sizes: (
        1: 5rem,
        2: 4.5rem,
        3: 4rem,
        4: 3.5rem,
        5: 3rem,
        6: 2.5rem
      );

      $display-font-weight: 300;
      $display-line-height: $headings-line-height;
    

Lead

Make a paragraph stand out by adding .lead.

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          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <MDBTypography className='lead mb-0'>
                Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Duis mollis, est non commodo
                luctus.
              </MDBTypography>
            );
          }
        

Inline text elements

Styling for common inline HTML5 elements.

You can use the mark tag to highlight text.

This line of text is meant to be treated as deleted text.

This line of text is meant to be treated as no longer accurate.

This line of text is meant to be treated as an addition to the document.

This line of text will render as underlined

This line of text is meant to be treated as fine print.

This line rendered as bold text.

This line rendered as italicized text.


          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <>
                <MDBTypography>
                  You can use the mark tag to <MDBTypography tag='mark'>highlight</MDBTypography> text.
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography>
                  <MDBTypography tag='del'>This line of text is meant to be treated as deleted text.</MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography>
                  <MDBTypography tag='s'>This line of text is meant to be treated as no longer accurate.</MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography>
                  <MDBTypography tag='ins'>
                    This line of text is meant to be treated as an addition to the document.
                  </MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography>
                  <MDBTypography tag='u'>This line of text will render as underlined</MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography>
                  <MDBTypography tag='small'>This line of text is meant to be treated as fine print.</MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography>
                  <MDBTypography tag='strong'>This line rendered as bold text.</MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography className='mb-0'>
                  <MDBTypography tag='em'>This line rendered as italicized text.</MDBTypography>
                </MDBTypography>
              </>
            );
          }
        

Beware that those tags should be used for semantic purpose:

  • <mark> represents text which is marked or highlighted for reference or notation purposes.
  • <small> represents side-comments and small print, like copyright and legal text.
  • <s> represents element that are no longer relevant or no longer accurate.
  • <u> represents a span of inline text which should be rendered in a way that indicates that it has a non-textual annotation.

If you want to style your text, you should use the following classes instead:

  • .mark will apply the same styles as <mark>.
  • .small will apply the same styles as <small>.
  • .text-decoration-underline will apply the same styles as <u>.
  • .text-decoration-line-through will apply the same styles as <s>.

Notes

Notes are small components very helpful in inserting an additional piece of information.

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Note success: Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?

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          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <>
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='primary'>
                  <strong>Note primary:</strong> Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque
                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
    
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='secondary'>
                  <strong>Note secondary:</strong> Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque
                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
    
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='success'>
                  <strong>Note success:</strong> Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque
                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
    
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='danger'>
                  <strong>Note danger:</strong> Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque
                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
    
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='warning'>
                  <strong>Note warning:</strong> Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque
                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
    
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='info'>
                  <strong>Note info:</strong> Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Cum doloremque
                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
    
                <MDBTypography note noteColor='dark' className='mb-0'>
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                  officia laboriosam. Itaque ex obcaecati architecto! Qui necessitatibus delectus placeat illo rem id nisi
                  consequatur esse, sint perspiciatis soluta porro?
                </MDBTypography>
              </>
            );
          }
        

Text utilities

Change text alignment, transform, style, weight, line-height, decoration and color with our text utilities and color utilities.


Abbreviations

Stylized implementation of HTML’s <abbr> element for abbreviations and acronyms to show the expanded version on hover. Abbreviations have a default underline and gain a help cursor to provide additional context on hover and to users of assistive technologies.

Add .initialism to an abbreviation for a slightly smaller font-size.

attr

HTML


          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <>
                <MDBTypography tag="p">
                  <abbr title='attribute'>attr</abbr>
                </MDBTypography>
                <MDBTypography tag="p" className='mb-0'>
                  <abbr title='HyperText Markup Language' className='initialism'>
                    HTML
                  </abbr>
                </MDBTypography>
              </>
            );
          }
        

Blockquotes

For quoting blocks of content from another source within your document. Wrap <blockquote class="blockquote"> around any HTML as the quote.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.


          import React from 'react';
          import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

          export default function App() {
            return (
              <MDBTypography blockquote className='mb-0'>
                <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.</p>
              </MDBTypography>
            );
          }
        

Naming a source

The HTML spec requires that blockquote attribution be placed outside the <blockquote>. When providing attribution, wrap your <blockquote> in a <figure> and use a <figcaption> or a block level element (e.g., <p>) with the .blockquote-footer class. Be sure to wrap the name of the source work in <cite> as well.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.


            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <figure className='mb-0'>
                  <MDBTypography blockquote>
                    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.</p>
                  </MDBTypography>
                  <figcaption className='blockquote-footer mb-0'>
                    Someone famous in <cite title='Source Title'>Source Title</cite>
                  </figcaption>
                </figure>
              );
            }
          

Alignment

Use text utilities as needed to change the alignment of your blockquote.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.


            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <figure className='text-center mb-0'>
                  <MDBTypography blockquote>
                    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.</p>
                  </MDBTypography>
                  <figcaption className='blockquote-footer mb-0'>
                    Someone famous in <cite title='Source Title'>Source Title</cite>
                  </figcaption>
                </figure>
              );
            }
          

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.


            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <figure className='text-end mb-0'>
                  <MDBTypography blockquote>
                    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante.</p>
                  </MDBTypography>
                  <figcaption className='blockquote-footer mb-0'>
                    Someone famous in <cite title='Source Title'>Source Title</cite>
                  </figcaption>
                </figure>
              );
            }
          

Lists

Unstyled

Remove the default list-style and left margin on list items (immediate children only). This only applies to immediate children list items, meaning you will need to add the class for any nested lists as well.

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
  • Consectetur adipiscing elit
  • Integer molestie lorem at massa
  • Facilisis in pretium nisl aliquet
  • Nulla volutpat aliquam velit
    • Phasellus iaculis neque
    • Purus sodales ultricies
    • Vestibulum laoreet porttitor sem
    • Ac tristique libero volutpat at
  • Faucibus porta lacus fringilla vel
  • Aenean sit amet erat nunc
  • Eget porttitor lorem

            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <MDBTypography listUnStyled className='mb-0'>
                  <li>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet</li>
                  <li>Consectetur adipiscing elit</li>
                  <li>Integer molestie lorem at massa</li>
                  <li>Facilisis in pretium nisl aliquet</li>
                  <li>
                    Nulla volutpat aliquam velit
                    <ul>
                      <li>Phasellus iaculis neque</li>
                      <li>Purus sodales ultricies</li>
                      <li>Vestibulum laoreet porttitor sem</li>
                      <li>Ac tristique libero volutpat at</li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>Faucibus porta lacus fringilla vel</li>
                  <li>Aenean sit amet erat nunc</li>
                  <li>Eget porttitor lorem</li>
                </MDBTypography>
              );
            }
          

Inline

Remove a list’s bullets and apply some light margin with a combination of two classes, .list-inline and .list-inline-item.

  • Lorem ipsum
  • Phasellus iaculis
  • Nulla volutpat

            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <MDBTypography listInLine className='mb-0'>
                  <li className='list-inline-item'>Lorem ipsum</li>
                  <li className='list-inline-item'>Phasellus iaculis</li>
                  <li className='list-inline-item'>Nulla volutpat</li>
                </MDBTypography>
              );
            }
          

Description list alignment

Align terms and descriptions horizontally by using our grid system’s predefined classes (or semantic mixins). For longer terms, you can optionally add a .text-truncate class to truncate the text with an ellipsis.

Description lists
A description list is perfect for defining terms.
Euismod

Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper eget lacinia odio sem nec elit.

Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus.

Malesuada porta
Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euismod.
Truncated term is truncated
Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet risus.
Nesting
Nested definition list
Aenean posuere, tortor sed cursus feugiat, nunc augue blandit nunc.

            import React from 'react';
            import { MDBTypography, MDBRow, MDBCol } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';

            export default function App() {
              return (
                <MDBRow tag='dl'>
                  <MDBCol tag='dt' sm='3'>
                    Description lists
                  </MDBCol>
                  <MDBCol tag='dd' sm='9'>
                    A description list is perfect for defining terms.
                  </MDBCol>
  
                  <MDBCol tag='dt' sm='3'>
                    Euismod
                  </MDBCol>
                  <MDBCol tag='dd' sm='9'>
                    <p>Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper eget lacinia odio sem nec elit.</p>
                    <p>Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus.</p>
                  </MDBCol>
  
                  <MDBCol tag='dt' sm='3'>
                    Malesuada porta
                  </MDBCol>
                  <MDBCol tag='dd' sm='9'>
                    Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euismod.
                  </MDBCol>
  
                  <MDBCol tag='dt' sm='3' className='text-truncate'>
                    Truncated term is truncated
                  </MDBCol>
                  <MDBCol tag='dd' sm='9'>
                    Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit
                    amet risus.
                  </MDBCol>
  
                  <MDBCol tag='dt' sm='3'>
                    Nesting
                  </MDBCol>
                  <MDBCol tag='dd' sm='9'>
                    <MDBRow tag='dl'>
                      <MDBCol tag='dt' sm='4'>
                        Nested definition list
                      </MDBCol>
                      <MDBCol tag='dd' sm='8'>
                        Aenean posuere, tortor sed cursus feugiat, nunc augue blandit nunc.
                      </MDBCol>
                    </MDBRow>
                  </MDBCol>
                </MDBRow>
              );
            }
          

Typography - API


Import


        import { MDBTypography } from 'mdb-react-ui-kit';
      

Properties

MDBTypography

Name Type Default Description Example
tag String 'span' Defines tag of the MDBTypography element <MDBTypography tag="section" />
className String '' Add custom class to MDBTypography <MDBTypography className="class" />
variant String '' Defines a variant for the MDBTypography <MDBTypography variant="h1" />
colorText String '' Sets the color of the text inside the MDBTypography <MDBTypography colorText="primary" />
blockquote Boolean '' Creates a blockquote <MDBTypography blockquote />
note Boolean '' Creates a note <MDBTypography note />
noteColor String '' Sets color of the note <MDBTypography note noteColor="primary" />
listUnStyled Boolean '' Creates an unstyled list from the MDBTypography <MDBTypography listUnStyled />
listInLine Boolean '' Creates an inline list from the MDBTypography <MDBTypography listInLine />