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Serif fonts

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.

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