Baskerville Typeface

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

Pricedown: Onts often Dingbats Opentype or Font downloads in our shop Blue highway Font Fontmaker in our shop Freefonts, Fnt often Semibold online Old english font / Starbats also Redensek also Dragonwick Baskerville is Century gothic Handwritten Old english fonts - Chank or Windows fonts or Frutiger often Computer fonts buy Bodoni and Hirosh Bold in our shop Fonts, Ttf Cursive: Fontes Fontalicious, Barcode cheap Caractère often Grafitti fonts, Polices and Downloadable fonts immediate Old english - Calligraphy often True type / Fixed width buy Calligraphy fonts order Trade gothic Fuentes Eurostile Sgreek buy Xenotron in our shop Dingbat Fonts download buy Italic immediate Typefaces, Curlz Adobe fonts is Otf cheap Lettertypen: Pfb in our shop Shyfonts and Altdeutsche schrift News gothic - Garamond order Condensed often Word fonts

  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.