Explaination of catagories

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Peter's picture
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Explaination of catagories
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Just visited myfonts as many times before. They catagorize the fonts allright, but I realised that I really do not know the exact meaning of:

[[Venetian]]
[[Garalde]]
[[Transitional]]
[[Engraved]]
[[Legible]]

Please?

M. Alyce Barker's picture
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On the articles & courses & interviews page of this site is a link to Type Styles 101, by Jonathon Hoefler, which will answer a few of these questions. :-)

http://typophile.com/articles/

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You might also be interested in an article written by [[Catherine Dixon]] on the topic of typeface classification. You can find her article on the St. Bride's site, here. Ms. Dixon spearheaded the program to catalog the archives at Central Saint Martin's College.

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Almost forgot to mention Vox — it is a PDF, but small.

M. Alyce Barker's picture
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OK Alyce, spell the man’s name right!!

Jonathan Hoefler, my sincere apologies.

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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but thanks to alyce and Miss Tiffany for the pointers. As a newbie in the world of typefaces and type styles, this is extremely handy stuff.

Oh, and the link to Type Styles 101 is now at http://typophile.com/courses/type101 but you all probably knew that already...