Fonts Old


Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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

  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)

(corresponds to DIN 16518 group III)

Modern Face (corresponds to DIN 16518 group IV)

Slab Serifs
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)

(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.