Encyclopedia of digital Type!
Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!
Old fashioned: Kostenlos Xmas Old english / Fots Bold buy Condensed & Brushes online Symbols - Fraktur Engravers is Caratteri Eurostile immediate Flaming text order Monospace order Garamond in our shop Jugendstil also Calligraphic in our shop Caractères & Smudger / Schriftart Xfs / 1001 Viner hand Barcodes - Chank in our shop Vietnamese and P22 order Webdesign often Bodoni buy Typefaces online Antiqua cheap Techno Texts / Old english font, Dingbats Antialiasing in our shop Christmas Arial bold also Italic Old fashion in our shop خطوط / Grafitti & Schriften and How to install cheap Zapf / Unicode also Curlz is Polices Pizzadude, Fronts order Freak Lettertype: Cyrillic, Fon Typography Bitstream immediate Farsi: Pfm online Freaky Bookman Dafont Vni Graffiti Caractère Bauhaus Sindhi Typographie immediate Mac os x online Wordart Typeface and Comic Tipografia and Frre is Russian: Caligraphy immediate Schrift / Wingdings or Font immediate Font's: Frutiger Unzipped Style is Dotted is Freefonts Georgian Tipografias Punjabi: Font downloads online Fonts+, 1000: Greek & Graffity & Xft: Fontes Central european cheap Scrapbook and Onts Distressed in our shop Fons cheap Scary buy Alphabets also Bookman's: Caractere & Tengwar / True type Urdu Opentype Shx Typo Classy buy Trajan in our shop Freetype or Rounded, Dingbat & Os x or Schriftarten, Handwritten immediate Typewriter - Pfb
| || |
| || |
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: Group X)
Humanists and Garaldes
(DIN 16518: Group I and II)
(corresponds to DIN 16518 group III)
Modern Face (corresponds to DIN 16518 group IV)
Egyptian, Clarendon, Ionic (corresponds to DIN 16518 group V)
Sans Serif, Gothic Grotesque (corresponds to DIN 16518 group VI)
(similar to DIN 16518 group VII)
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.
(corresponds to DIN 16518 group VIII)
DIN group X “Broken Types” has been included as a whole in group I.