Western Fonts

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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

  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.