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Units of measurement

Units of measurement are specified in REM. This is a relative unit of measurement that relates to a fixed base factor. The base factor is used as the conversion factor. A base factor is defined for every application and runtime environment.

Example: the Scout app uses a pixel basis of 1 rem = 20 px as the base factor. The font size of 1.5 rem therefore corresponds to 1.5 * 20 px = 30 px.

There are differences between the development environments of invisible containers. Text is surrounded by a different amount of space depending on the environment, for example. The specifications in this style guide are therefore visual in nature. They are not necessarily applied 1:1. Use the values in such a way that the visual impression is preserved and the proportions are correct.

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