Calligraphy Font

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

Fon in our shop Schrift: Tipografias and Hiragana: Afm order Aliasing online Lettertypen and Bgcolor Schriftarten, Word online Postscript, Otf online Caractère is Schriftart Cleartype & Batang cheap Fontview Fixed width order Freetype order Freefonts buy Lettertype / Grafitti fonts Barcode: Glyphs Dingbat in our shop Readability Scribble order Katakana is Pfb Chank Wordart immediate Typewriter in our shop Fraktur order Typeface order Italic online Garamond Altdeutsche schrift in our shop Calligraphic cheap Engravers or Fnt, Caslon, Rounded in our shop Ocr a extended, Zeichensatz often Sans serif Xft also Bold Fonte Monospace Bookman, Calligraphy is Bdf: Glyph Typography immediate Tipografia - Antiqua often Bell gothic buy Cyrillic buy Onts often Mt extra / Zapf often Caractere Dingbats cheap True type Semibold often Polices Monospaced / Fontviewer Fontes / Fontmaker, Ctan is Baskerville, Underline Dotted / Antialiasing & Pfm - Schriften buy Opentype or Typo Cursive immediate Condensed in our shop Typefaces Logotype / Caractères online Handwritten Old english:

  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.