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Bootstrap 5 Text/Typography

Bootstrap 5 Default Settings

Bootstrap 5 uses a default font-size of 1rem (16px by default), and its line-height is 1.5.

In addition, all <p> elements have margin-top: 0 and margin-bottom: 1rem (16px by default).

<h1> - <h6>

Bootstrap 5 styles HTML headings (<h1> to <h6>)  with a bolder font-weight and a responsive font-size.

You can also use .h1 to .h6 classes on other elements to make them behave as headings if you want:


<p class="h1">h1 Bootstrap heading</p>
<p class="h2">h2 Bootstrap heading</p>
<p class="h3">h3 Bootstrap heading</p>
<p class="h4">h4 Bootstrap heading</p>
<p class="h5">h5 Bootstrap heading</p>
<p class="h6">h6 Bootstrap heading</p>
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Display Headings

Display headings are used to stand out more than normal headings (larger font-size and lighter font-weight), and there are six classes to choose from: .display-1 to .display-6:


Display 1

Display 2

Display 3

Display 4

Display 5

Display 6

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In Bootstrap 5 the HTML <small> element (and the .small class) is used to create a smaller, secondary text in any heading:


Bootstrap 5 will style <mark> and .mark with a yellow background color and some padding:


Use the mark element to highlight text.

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Bootstrap 5 will style the HTML <abbr> element with a dotted border bottom and a cursor with question mark on hover:


The WHO was founded in 1948.

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Add the .blockquote class to a <blockquote> when quoting blocks of content from another source. And when naming a source, like "from WWF's website", use the .blockquote-footer class:


Bootstrap 5 will style the HTML <dl> element in the following way:


Bootstrap 5 will style the HTML <code> element in the following way:


Bootstrap 5 will style the HTML <kbd> element in the following way:


Bootstrap 5 will style the HTML <pre> element in the following way:

More Typography Classes

The Bootstrap 5 classes below can be added to style HTML elements further:

Class Description Example
.lead Makes a paragraph stand out Try it
.text-start Indicates left-aligned text Try it
.text-break Prevents long text from breaking layout Try it
.text-center Indicates center-aligned text Try it
.text-decoration-none Removes the underline from a link Try it
.text-end Indicates right-aligned text Try it
.text-nowrap Indicates no wrap text Try it
.text-lowercase Indicates lowercased text Try it
.text-uppercase Indicates uppercased text Try it
.text-capitalize Indicates capitalized text Try it
.initialism Displays the text inside an <abbr> element in a slightly smaller font size Try it
.list-unstyled Removes the default list-style and left margin on list items (works on both <ul> and <ol>). This class only applies to immediate children list items (to remove the default list-style from any nested lists, apply this class to any nested lists as well) Try it
.list-inline Places all list items on a single line (used together with .list-inline-item on each <li> elements) Try it