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Identifont — On-line font identifier

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Identifont uses an expert system to enable an untrained user to identify a typeface.

With several thousand typefaces in common use, matching an existing sample or selecting an appropriate typeface for a piece of work can involve hours of trial and error, searching through type catalogues.

Identifont identifies a typeface by asking a series of simple questions, using an expert system that adapts its questions to find the answer in the shortest possible number of steps. For example it can identify a typical typeface, such as Gill Sans, in just 10 questions. The system is being expanded on a monthly basis to incorporate new typefaces as they are released.

The Identifont technology has also been licensed to Linotype Library, for use as a hosted service on their Web site.

For more information visit:

Human-Computer Interface • 17 Signet Court • Swanns Road • Cambridge • CB5 8LA • England
Tel: +44 (0)1223 314934 • Fax: +44 (0)1223 462562