« Test Post [IGNORE] | Main | Take Advantage of the Visio SubReddit »

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.



PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>