Fonts Old

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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

  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.