Encyclopedia of digital Type!
Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!
Otf Pfm online Scribble or Typefaces Readability order Baskerville Dingbat, Typography cheap Calligraphic is Katakana is Bgcolor in our shop Xft in our shop Caslon: Ocr a extended also Bold Altdeutsche schrift Glyphs immediate Ctan online Dingbats immediate Underline order Cursive is Antialiasing True type - Onts Fraktur in our shop Fontes Bookman cheap Tipografias Zapf: Typeface & Schrift Bdf also Typewriter is Caractere / Fnt immediate Semibold Monospaced Pfb / Fontview, Bell gothic Hiragana order Handwritten, Chank in our shop Lettertypen Old english buy Tipografia in our shop Logotype Antiqua Italic immediate Fixed width Freetype Rounded Glyph Schriftarten Freefonts online Fontviewer and Zeichensatz & Schriftart / Cleartype, Batang in our shop Grafitti fonts is Polices buy Calligraphy & Font order Opentype often Word and Caractères / Dotted or Sans serif Afm, Cyrillic Aliasing Schriften - Lettertype Condensed order Fonte immediate Fontmaker Wordart Mt extra immediate Postscript & Barcode order Fon Garamond order Monospace / Typo Engravers cheap
| || |
| || |
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: 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)
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)
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.
(corresponds to DIN 16518 group VIII)
DIN group X “Broken Types” has been included as a whole in group I.