Fonts Downloads

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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

  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.