Cool Fonts

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

Polices order Dafont Bitstream Wingdings buy Monospace Shx Texts and Vietnamese 1000 in our shop Typo Trajan or Zapf, Viner hand, Dingbats often Caractères Bold, خطوط: Rounded order Calligraphic - Russian Frre online Bookman immediate Classy, Greek online Frutiger Antialiasing also Xfs and Georgian is Old fashion Font, Typography, Graffity: Antiqua often Fon is Old fashioned Os x Carattere in our shop Opentype and 1001 Grafitti order P22: Barcodes in our shop Freak and Graffiti Typefaces Schriften Pfb order Mac os x & Font's also Pizzadude and Central european often Freetype often Xft Cyrillic and Arial bold cheap Typeface often Farsi Scary Fons online Wordart and Caractère Christmas & Bodoni Brushes, Caligraphy How to install Unicode immediate Caractere online Tengwar Schriftarten also Typographie Dotted, Scrapbook Curlz cheap Font downloads buy Lettertype online Onts & Bauhaus Dingbat often Condensed - Vni / Pfm, Handwritten buy True type online Italic Fontes is Chank and Urdu Bookman's, Flaming text immediate Freaky: Old english is Tipografia Freefonts also Comic also Schriftart and Caratteri Punjabi often Fots cheap Xmas Eurostile, Style Kostenlos is Alphabets also Unzipped, Old english font, Smudger or Jugendstil also Garamond also Fronts Symbols order Schrift or Techno also Fonts+ & Typewriter Engravers also Tipografias Webdesign order Distressed online Fraktur,

  Deutsch English 
 
  Main   Software   Font Service   Shopping Cart   Information   Contact  
Imprint about Fonts Encyclopedia Interesting
  




Classification of Typefaces

Typefaces are divided into different classes by means of formal reconnaissance features. The DIN 16518 is a partly obsolete but—for lack of meaningful alternatives—still a valid classification of typefaces into genres and categories. The Standard 16518 was published in August 1964 by the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and followed the suggestion of the Association Typographique International (ATypI) considerably. This norm is very controversial among type experts but still education basis in professions in the graphic industry. It is primarily reproached for its scheme being too old-fashioned and for not satisfying the demands of the type development of the last years any more. A revision of the norm is in work, an agreement of the experts about a new version however still not foreseeable.
In dividing the typefaces into groups, the following changes were made to classification according to
DIN 16518:

Broken Types
(DIN 16518: Group X)

Humanists and Garaldes
(DIN 16518: Group I and II)

Transitionals
(corresponds to DIN 16518 group III)

Didones
Modern Face (corresponds to DIN 16518 group IV)

Slab Serifs
Egyptian, Clarendon, Ionic (corresponds to DIN 16518 group V)

Lineales
Sans Serif, Gothic Grotesque (corresponds to DIN 16518 group VI)

Glyphics
(similar to DIN 16518 group VII)

Scripts
(corresponds to DIN 16518 group VIII)

The DIN group IX “Graphics” has been omitted altogether. The typefaces normally included in this category have been accommodated either in Scripts (VIII) if they have a distinct hand-written character, or, if they have a distinct old-style character, to the appropriate old-style group.
DIN group X “Broken Types” has been included as a whole in group I.