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Font classifications

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Shovelhead, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    They're neither serif, nor sans serif.
    How are these classified?......as I streamline my font folders.

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  2. RebeckaR

    RebeckaR Active Member

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    MyFonts.com categorizes fonts of this nature as Glyphic Fonts.

    I'm like you, sometimes I don't know what to label them. I have a category called "other stuff"... not really very functional.
     
  3. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Hey....why don't I just check out the myfonts classifications!!!
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  4. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    Optima is another. I believe they would still be serif....small serif yet it is still there.
     
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  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Rookledge calls those examples "Spur Serifs" and also includes Copperplate in the same group. RebeckaR is correct though, current classification places them in glyphic because they resemble carved letters.

    One easy choice to make with many fonts that have an uncertain classification is to consider whether or not they're suitable for paragraph text. If not, just throw them into Headline and Display as a group.

    Optima has curved terminals and strokes but does not have serifs. Most type people agree that Optima is a Sans Serif in the subcategory of Humanist.
     
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