This document describes the policy for fonts and typefaces for the Faculty, Lab, and Research Website (FLR) project. It applies to all sites on the sites.lsa.umich.edu server.
This policy exists to clarify the standards for the selection and implementation of web sites’ fonts and typefaces in the FLR project.
If the policy has gone at least a year without review, a review of this policy may be necessary.
Font and typeface selection and implementation must be done by the Web Services Team. Fonts are chosen for general look and feel, compliance with university branding standards, and compliance with best practices in accessibility.
Content editors are allowed to use appropriate weight and format variations, such as boldface, italics, and underlining, and combinations thereof, such as boldtalics, boldlining, italining, and boldtalining, though we strongly recommend reserving underlining for links and using either boldface or italics, but not both, for emphasis.
No exceptions are allowed to this policy.
This policy was approved on 2014-04-28 by Pat Belden, Director of Web Services.