Letter Fonts

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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