The model for designing Apollonia was Elzevir classic of the late 19th century, which have not substantially improved in the process of transition from hot metal to photo-typesetting. These Elzevir which were the best of their era, were the result of the evolution of Greek typography from the 15th until the late 19th century. This development is obviously important for the design of the typographic letter, especially if we take into account the starting point of Greek typography and the prototype of letters from which it derived. Apollonia's family was presented with the family Katsoulidis after a study that began in 1986, as part of research programs in Universities, which along with the design lasted until 1989. The new version released in 2010 is redesigned while new symbols and characters that are supporting fully the Western and Central European Character Set are added. The new version also includes 4 types of numbering (Lining, Tabular Lining, Old Style, Tabular Old Style);.
(Information from the book by Takis Katsoulidis, "To shedio tou grammatos");.