Code Font


Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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

  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.