In addition to allowing you to select font styles from the menu, many applications support keyboard shortcuts for accessing a family’s bold and italic styles. On the Mac, command-B and -I are the customary keyboard commands; on Windows, control-B and -I.
This technique, known as “style linking,” is designed for font families that contain the four styles regular, italic, bold and bold italic. Because most Hoefler & Co. fonts contain a much more expressive range of weights — and there’s no convention for accessing styles such as
For business users, H&Co has developed a parallel library of Office Fonts that are specially built for applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software. These families are are designed with the familiar four-style arrangement of regular, italic, bold, and bold italic, and mapped to the standard keyboard shortcuts. Learn more about Office Fonts.