Cute Fonts

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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

  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.