Modern fonts are recognizable by their thin, long horizontal serifs, and clear-cut thick/thin transitions in the strokes. The stress is vertical, i.e. there is no slant on the letters. Modern fonts, also known as contemporary or neoclassical fonts, refer to a style of typefaces that emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as a departure from the ornate and elaborate designs of earlier periods. Modern fonts are characterized by their clean, crisp lines, minimalistic embellishments, and a focus on simplicity and legibility.