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Sunday
Jan062013

January 2013 Updates to the Typeface Metadata Database  

(See my original announcement of the database here)

The database now includes revised entries and additional entries bringing the total to just over 230 typefaces.

The database is located here: http://sdrv.ms/WlavyF 

Improvements include

  • More Foundry and Release Year data
  • Inclusion of typeface metadata from the recently-published The Anatomy of Type

 

Thoughts on Next steps

Storing the data as a simple list in Excel is showing the limitations of a simple data structure. The database doesn't clearly account for different releases of fonts. I'm considering moving it to another format – perhaps JSON to handle richer analysis.

 

 

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