Gotham Typeface

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of digital Type!

Encyclopedia of digital Type (fonts)!

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