The Firenza fonts are based on a design that was in use at the turn of the 19th century. While the character shapes resemble those that became common on typewriters through the second half of the 20th century, it is interesting to note that these designs actually pre-date Courier by more than 50 years. The Firenza Text fonts are condensed versions of the Firenza family, which are more suitable for setting text at smaller point sizes. You may want to use both families together or separately according to the project you are working on. The text fonts very nicely mimic the style of typewritten text. Some fractions and the Euro symbol are also included.. 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.