Steinburg Modern is largely a variation on a Garamond-styled typeface with differences in some character designs and in the overall character proportions. In addition, the curved brackets that were a distinctive part of Garamond's 16th century design are perhaps the most noticable missing design element. In the Steinburg Modern, the Modern serifs are square, and give it a distinguished and clean look, even better appreciated when the font is set at larger point sizes. More liberties have been taken with the italic versions, with the addition of a few mini-swashes and assorted other stylings. The angle of the italic was deliberately minimized to allow for more pleasing readibility. Because setting type with true italics does not always produce the desired effect, we have also included 2 Oblique fonts for use in place of the Italics. The Oblique fonts look fabulous for headers or footers at small point sizes. To achieve the distinctive st ligatures, Mac users type shift-option-v. PC users can achieve the ligatures by typing Alt-0172.. In the PC version of this font family the style names are slightly different from those used in the Mac versions. But the fonts are otherwise identical.