AFDKO CompareFamily

Indices : Software : Font Validation Software : AFDKO CompareFamily

CompareFamily is a testing tool that is part of the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType (AFDKO). As of version 2, it’s a command-line only tool. AFDKO is available for OS X and Windows.

CompareFamily does a large number of different little tests. Many (though not all) are aimed at testing the relationships between fonts in a family to look for unexpected inconsistentcies. For example, if one font in a family has a different copyright or trademark statement, that will get flagged with a warning. CompareFamily also looks at style naming, style linking and weightclass settings, all of which need to be coordinated within a family.


DIN is short for the German acronym “Deutsches Institut für Normung”, which translates as the German Institute for Standardization. There are various typefaces created by the Institute for road signs, license plates, and other civic uses. Here are a few digital interpretations:

DIN Schriften, Linotype
Includes DIN Neuzeit Grotesk (Wilhelm Pischner), DIN 1451 Mittelschrift, DIN 1451 Engschrift.

DIN Mittel, Elsner+Flake

Julius de Goede

Julius de Goede, ( b. 1944 ) Gradated from the Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts in 1967. Formed ‘Adviesbureau Voor Visuele Kommunicatie’ ( Consulting agency for visual communication ) with Jan Vermeulen. In 1982 he published his first caligraphy manual followed by 20 more books on the subject. He published Julius Primer with Monotype in 2000-1. His other faces include Arian, Gaius™ LT, Amadeo, Xander, Rockner™ LT, and Augusta, Frakto™ LT.

Information condensed from Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp, and Please correct or extend this entry if you can.

FAQ Pronunciation

Indices : FAQs : Pronunciation

Following is a list of names and their correct pronunciations (using English orthography).

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Arnold Boecklin: AR-nollt BOKE-lin [ˈaːnolt bøklˈin]
Antique Olive: on-teek uh-LEEV
Cochin: co-SHAN [koˈʃɛ̃ː]
Elena: EL-en-uh
Eurostile: æu-ro-STI-le (true?)
Fenice: fe-NEE-chay
Fette Fraktur: FET-uh FROK-tour
Forza: fort-zah
Futura: foo-TOOR-ah
Helvetica Neue: Helvetica noy-a
Klavika: KLA-vi-kuh
Neutraface: NOY-trah FACE
Officina: OFF-eh-CHEE-nah
Seravek: SEER-uh-vek
Univers: oo’-nih-VAIR
Verlag: fair-log
Vitesse: vih-TESS (or v-TESS)