Serif fonts have sub-categories in most classification systems. Here are a few that recur in most classification systems.
- Renaissance, or old style typefaces, such as Garamond or Palatino. Also called garalde, these typefaces show almost no variation in thickness. Terminal balls are non-existent.
- Baroque or transitional typefaces, such as Baskerville or Times Roman. These have greater variations in thickness.
- Classicist, didone, or modern typefaces. These are created according to geometrically precise norms, and show a great variation in thickness. Examples include Bodoni, Didot and Walbaum.
- Slab serif typefaces such as Rockwell or Memphis. These are characterized by slabby or blocky serifs.
Typeface Classification ⦿
Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿