The breadth of the Hoefler Text character set makes it possible to achieve a range of sensibilities without leaving the confines of one type family.
Hoefler Text was designed with the healthy conceit that such an extensive family of typefaces might anticipate every need of a demanding typographer. The family includes twenty-seven styles, encompassing three weights (regular, bold, and black), each in roman and italic, each featuring small caps (both roman and italic), italic swash caps, and the occasional italic swash small cap. Every style has a companion font of alternates, containing special characters such as lining figures, ligatures, fractions, math characters, monetary symbols, and contextual punctuation. The family includes two fonts of engraved capitals, as well as the Hoefler Text Fleurons font, which contains printers’ flowers, emblems, and arabesques.