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TYPE DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY, TYPEFACES AND FONTS: An encyclopedic treatment of type design, typefaces and fonts. This site is also known as on snot and fonts. Full length pages. Index pages.







Learning and reading
about type design

⦿ Bezier curves ⦿ Blogs ⦿ Books on type ⦿ Choice of fonts ⦿ Conferences ⦿ Typefaces for dyslexics ⦿ (past conferences) ⦿ Font names/aliases ⦿ Font search engines ⦿ Glossaries ⦿ Latest links ⦿ Legal stuff ⦿ Musea ⦿ Newsgroups ⦿ Readability & Legibility ⦿ Studying typography ⦿ Type classification ⦿ Type competitions ⦿ Type designers (short) ⦿ Type designers (long) ⦿ Type examples ⦿ Type for TV ⦿ Type magazines ⦿ Type measurements ⦿ Type personalities ⦿ (past type competitions) ⦿ Type news ⦿ Typography

Commercial fonts

⦿ Best of the year ⦿ Commercial fonts ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Corporate typefaces ⦿ FontShop designers ⦿ Font vendors ⦿ MyFonts ⦿ MyFonts bestsellers (February 2015) ⦿ MyFonts Pages (local) ⦿ Monotype designers ⦿ Monotype foundries ⦿ MyFonts designers

Freeware/shareware fonts

⦿ Font centers ⦿ Font hosting ⦿ Open source fonts ⦿ Original designs (many free fonts) ⦿ Original designs (a few free fonts) ⦿ Regular as clockwork ⦿ Manfred Klein

Hyperactive designers

⦿ Morris Fuller Benton ⦿ Nick Curtis ⦿ Patrick Griffin (unfinished) ⦿ Frederic Goudy ⦿ Jeff Levine ⦿ Manfred Klein ⦿ Dick Pape ⦿ Alejandro Paul (unfinished) ⦿ Dan X. Solo ⦿ Dieter Steffmann (unfinished)

Handwriting

⦿ Architectural lettering ⦿ Brush ⦿ Calligraphy ⦿ Chancery / cancellaresca ⦿ Carolingian ⦿ Children's handwriting fonts ⦿ Civilité ⦿ Comic/cartoon fonts ⦿ Designers of hand-printed fonts ⦿ Didactic fonts for children ⦿ Fontcapture fonts ⦿ Fontifier fonts ⦿ Graffiti fonts ⦿ Handwriting fonts ⦿ Handwriting font archives ⦿ iFontMaker ⦿ Penmanship ⦿ Randomized fonts ⦿ School fonts ⦿ Signature/logo fonts ⦿ Signage fonts ⦿ Sketched typefaces ⦿ Treefrog types

Art periods

⦿ Art deco ⦿ Art nouveau ⦿ Arts and Crafts movement ⦿ Avant-garde ⦿ Bauhaus ⦿ Die Brücke ⦿ Brutalism ⦿ Carolingian ⦿ Constructivism ⦿ Cubism ⦿ Dadaism ⦿ De Stijl ⦿ Edwardian ⦿ Futurismo ⦿ German expressionism ⦿ Lombardic ⦿ Op-art ⦿ Pop art ⦿ Psychedelic types ⦿ Victorian

Famous type styles

⦿ Akzidenz Grotesk ⦿ Baskerville ⦿ Caslon ⦿ Caxton ⦿ Cheltenham ⦿ Clarendon ⦿ Cooper Black ⦿ Courier ⦿ DIN ⦿ Elzevir ⦿ Fournier ⦿ Garalde [Garamond, Sabon, etc.] ⦿ Modern [Bodoni, Didot, etc.] ⦿ Scotch Roman ⦿ Venetian [Centaur, Jenson, etc.]

Specialized fonts

⦿ 3D fonts ⦿ Alchemy ⦿ Anthroposophy ⦿ Arrows ⦿ Astrology ⦿ Athletic lettering ⦿ AutoCAD fonts ⦿ Barcode fonts ⦿ Bastarda (bâtarde, Schwabacher) ⦿ Bike-themed fonts ⦿ Blackboard type ⦿ Blackletter fonts ⦿ Braille fonts ⦿ Bubblegum typefaces ⦿ Chess fonts ⦿ Christmas / Season's fonts ⦿ Circles ⦿ Circuit fonts ⦿ Codex ⦿ Connect-the-dots fonts ⦿ Copperplate ⦿ Crayons ⦿ Dali ⦿ Deseret ⦿ Dingbats (original) ⦿ Easter fonts ⦿ Erotic fonts ⦿ Escher ⦿ The Euro symbol ⦿ Experimental type ⦿ Fashion mag typefaces ⦿ Fists, pointing hands ⦿ Floriated caps ⦿ Giacometti ⦿ Glaz krak fonts ⦿ Hacker fonts ⦿ Hexagonal typefaces ⦿ Hairline: very thin sans faces ⦿ Horror fonts ⦿ Icon fonts ⦿ Kafkaesque typefaces ⦿ Kandinsky ⦿ Kitchen tile fonts ⦿ Knitting ⦿ Labyrinthine fonts ⦿ Lapidary fonts ⦿ LED/LCD fonts ⦿ Map/travel/highway typefaces ⦿ Mathematics fonts ⦿ MICR fonts ⦿ Military ⦿ Miro ⦿ Monospaced fonts ⦿ Morse fonts ⦿ Movie fonts ⦿ Music fonts ⦿ Neon ⦿ Neurotic fonts ⦿ OCR fonts ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Origami ⦿ Ornamental caps ⦿ Orphaned typefaces ⦿ Palm pilot fonts ⦿ Paperclip faces ⦿ Peace fonts ⦿ Petroglyphs ⦿ Phonetic (IPA) fonts ⦿ Piano key faces ⦿ Picasso ⦿ Pixel fonts ⦿ Playing card fonts ⦿ Pokemon fonts ⦿ Potato cut fonts ⦿ Prismatic typefaces ⦿ Programming fonts ⦿ Radio fonts ⦿ Randomized fonts ⦿ Ransom note fonts ⦿ Religious symbols ⦿ Rhombic typefaces ⦿ Ronde ⦿ Rope fonts ⦿ Rotunda (Rundgotisch) ⦿ Rundgotisch (rotunda) ⦿ Runes ⦿ Rupee symbol ⦿ Scanbats ⦿ Schwabacher (bastarda) ⦿ Science fiction fonts ⦿ Scrabble fonts ⦿ Shavian ⦿ sIFR ⦿ Sign language ⦿ Signage ⦿ Silent movie fonts ⦿ Simulated Arabic ⦿ Simulated Cuneiform ⦿ Simulated Cyrillic ⦿ Simulated Greek ⦿ Simulated Hebrew ⦿ Simulated Indic ⦿ Simulated Mexican ⦿ Simulated oriental fonts ⦿ Simulated rune fonts ⦿ Skyline fonts ⦿ Smileys ⦿ Snowflakes ⦿ Soccer fonts ⦿ Steampunk ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Stitching ⦿ Stone age fonts ⦿ Tangram ⦿ Tattoo fonts ⦿ Tear drop terminals ⦿ Telephone directory fonts ⦿ Textured typefaces ⦿ Textura ⦿ Trajan ⦿ Typewriter fonts ⦿ Uncial ⦿ Unicase ⦿ Valentine's Day fonts ⦿ Western fonts ⦿ Wooden plank fonts

Type scenes by country

Africa: ⦿ Africa ⦿ Berber ⦿ Coptic ⦿ Egypt ⦿ Hieroglyphics ⦿ Mauritius ⦿ Morocco ⦿ Other ⦿ South-Africa

Australia: ⦿ Australia ⦿ Maori ⦿ New Caledonia ⦿ New Zealand ⦿ Rongo Rongo

Europe + the old USSR: ⦿ Albania ⦿ Austria ⦿ Basque ⦿ Belarus ⦿ Belgium ⦿ Bosnia ⦿ Bulgaria ⦿ Catalunya ⦿ Celtic/Gaelic ⦿ Croatia ⦿ Cyprus ⦿ Cyrillic ⦿ Czechia ⦿ Denmark ⦿ Eastern European ⦿ Esperanto ⦿ Estonia ⦿ Finland ⦿ France ⦿ Georgian ⦿ Germany ⦿ Greece ⦿ Greek ⦿ Hungary ⦿ Iceland ⦿ Ireland ⦿ Italy ⦿ Kazakhstan ⦿ Kyrgyzstan ⦿ Latvia ⦿ Liechtenstein ⦿ Lithuania ⦿ Luxemburg ⦿ Macedonia ⦿ Malta ⦿ Moldova ⦿ Montenegro ⦿ The Netherlands ⦿ Northern Ireland ⦿ Norway ⦿ Ogham ⦿ Old Italic ⦿ Poland ⦿ Portugal ⦿ Romania ⦿ Russia ⦿ Scotland ⦿ Serbia ⦿ Slovakia ⦿ Slovenia ⦿ Spain ⦿ Sweden ⦿ Switzerland ⦿ Turkey ⦿ United Kingdom ⦿ Ukraine ⦿ Wales

Far East: ⦿ China ⦿ Hong-Kong ⦿ Japan ⦿ Korea ⦿ Mongolia ⦿ Taiwan

Latin America: ⦿ Argentina ⦿ Barbados ⦿ Bolivia ⦿ Brazil ⦿ Chile ⦿ Colombia ⦿ Costa Rica ⦿ Cuba ⦿ Dominican Republic ⦿ Ecuador ⦿ El Salvador ⦿ Guatemala ⦿ Honduras ⦿ Mexico ⦿ Nicaragua ⦿ Panama ⦿ Paraguay ⦿ Peru ⦿ Puerto Rico ⦿ Uruguay ⦿ Venezuela

Middle East: ⦿ Arabic ⦿ Armenian ⦿ Assyrian/Syriac ⦿ Azerbaijani ⦿ Coptic ⦿ Cuneiform ⦿ Egypt ⦿ Hebrew ⦿ Hieroglyphics ⦿ Iran ⦿ Iraq ⦿ Israel ⦿ Jordan ⦿ Kurdistan ⦿ Kuwait ⦿ Lebanon ⦿ Pakistan ⦿ Qatar ⦿ Saudi Arabia ⦿ Syria ⦿ UAE ⦿ Ugaritic

Non-Latin America: ⦿ Canada ⦿ Hawaii ⦿ Native American ⦿ Québec ⦿ United States

South Asia: ⦿ Bangladesh ⦿ Bengali ⦿ Bhutanese ⦿ Brunei ⦿ Burmese ⦿ Cambodian (Khmer) ⦿ Chakma ⦿ Filipino ⦿ Gujarati ⦿ Hmong ⦿ Indic ⦿ Indonesia ⦿ Kannada ⦿ Laotian ⦿ Malayalam ⦿ Malaysia ⦿ Maldives ⦿ Marathi ⦿ Nepali ⦿ Oriya ⦿ Pakistan ⦿ Philippines ⦿ Punjabi/Gurmukhi ⦿ Santali ⦿ Singapore ⦿ Sinhala ⦿ Sri Lanka ⦿ Tamil ⦿ Telugu ⦿ Thaana ⦿ Thai ⦿ Tibetan ⦿ Vietnamese

United States: ⦿ Alabama ⦿ Alaska ⦿ Arizona ⦿ Arkansas ⦿ California ⦿ Colorado ⦿ Connecticut ⦿ DC ⦿ Delaware ⦿ Florida ⦿ Georgia ⦿ Hawaii ⦿ Idaho ⦿ Illinois ⦿ Indiana ⦿ Iowa ⦿ Kansas ⦿ Kentucky ⦿ Louisiana ⦿ Maine ⦿ Maryland ⦿ Massachusetts ⦿ Michigan ⦿ Minnesota ⦿ Mississippi ⦿ Missouri ⦿ Montana ⦿ Nebraska ⦿ Nevada ⦿ New Hampshire ⦿ New Jersey ⦿ New Mexico ⦿ New York ⦿ North Carolina ⦿ North Dakota ⦿ Ohio ⦿ Oklahoma ⦿ Oregon ⦿ Pennsylvania ⦿ Rhode Island ⦿ South Carolina ⦿ South Dakota ⦿ Tennessee ⦿ Texas ⦿ Utah ⦿ Vermont ⦿ Virginia ⦿ Washington ⦿ West Virginia ⦿ Wisconsin ⦿ Wyoming

History

⦿ 18-th century foundries ⦿ 19-th century foundries ⦿ (extinct) 20-th century foundries ⦿ History of type ⦿ Photo type / film type era ⦿ Wood type fonts

My own stuff

⦿ Articles on typography ⦿ Type research (over 250 free fonts) ⦿ Font hosting (for others) ⦿ Font samples ⦿ Randomly generated typo posters ⦿ Sugaku font series

Software

⦿ Colored typefaces ⦿ Flash font software ⦿ Font editors (non-Mac) ⦿ Font editors (Mac) ⦿ Font managers (non-Mac) ⦿ Font managers (Mac) ⦿ Fonts and HTML ⦿ FontStruct Fonts ⦿ Mac<=>PC font conversion ⦿ OpenType ⦿ PDF font extraction ⦿ PostScript to TrueType conversion ⦿ Other font software ⦿ Randomized fonts ⦿ Standards/ISO/Unicode ⦿ TrueType software ⦿ TrueType to PostScript conversion ⦿ TrueType versus type 1 ⦿ Type 1 to OpenType conversion ⦿ Type 1 software ⦿ Type 3 fonts ⦿ Type 42 fonts ⦿ Web fonts ⦿ X windows font software

Metafont

⦿ Metafont ⦿ TEX

PostScript

⦿ EPS ⦿ General ⦿ Ghostscript ⦿ GNU sites ⦿ GX ⦿ My own useless intro ⦿ PDF ⦿ PostScript pages ⦿ PostScript to ... filters ⦿ ... to PostScript filters ⦿ Utilities

Links

⦿ Main links to font link pages

Contact

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