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    The KDE Project suggests using Oxygen (preferred - installed by default on leading KDE distros [1]), Lato ( or Cantarell ( typefaces for all printed and screen material. These should be used instead of Bitstream Vera Sans Bold (, which was previously recommended. These are free and open fonts with licenses that are appropriate for KDE materials.

    Headlines are either: black; or white on a blue or black background. Sublines and lead-ins can be black on white backgrounds. Copy is always black.

    [1] Oxygen font download

    KDE Logo Font and KDE-EDU

    In general the Kabel-Font may only be used uppercase. It may only be used for the term "KDE" itself and related to topics like KDE-EDU, kids and games.

    A free look-alike called "Kabel Book" by A. Carr is available at:

    Additionally, many Font Companies offer a Kabel font family commercially.

    • Kabel is a trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype Library GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
    • Bitstream Inc. announces long-term agreement to bring high quality fonts to free software:
    "The donation of these fonts to the free software community is the final piece that will give full functionality to projects like Freetype, XFT2 and X Render extensions in the Xfree86 project, Pango, KDE and Trolltech's QT Rendering,"

    Incorrect use of typography

    The incorrect use of typography creates confusion and undermines confidence in the brand.