Disoriented Canadian moose after drinking two Belgian beers


The content

These encyclopedic pages offer over 90,000 entries with information on type design, type designers, the history and choice of fonts and typefaces, the mathematics of type design, font software, and typographic matters in general. The subjects are cross-classified by country, language, tag, style, and category. Each item also has a dedicated subpage with additional images not shown on the main pages [click on pink dots like ⦿]. I started this work in 1993. I halted it on May 6. 2022, after a terrible bicycle accident.

Who are we?

Luc Devroye, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/index.html ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html.

Striving for purity

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This web site is far from perfect---for all the errors, misprints and omissions, I deserve an appropriate punishment. Consequently, until May 6, 2022, all type designers were invited for drinks at my place in Montreal (map, address and phone number on my main page). I may resume my invitation in 2023.


Luc Devroye
School of Computer Science
McGill University
Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6
⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com
⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/index.html