We have 15 text styles in our Design Language System and sometimes I face some situations that I have to use some other text styles instead of the existing ones. Is it weird to use some typography styles that they were not in our DLS as a defined text style?

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Most style guides simply can't account for all use cases.

The decision of how and when to diverge from a style guide ultimately comes down to who is in charge and often how severe the divergence. If you are in charge, then it's your call.

I find as long as I'm sticking with defined fonts and colors, then things should be okay. It's not uncommon to break for sizing or spacing due to a specific instance. However, introducing new fonts, colors, faces, etc. may not be appropriate

  • Thank you @Scott
    – Farsaei
    Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 7:28
  • @MasoodFarsaei If you feel that an answer posted has answered your question you can click the check mark next to the answer to mark it as "correct". Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 18:19

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