First, my apologies if this question has been asked before. I did search here but found nothing and the almighty google was more than confusing (I mean the websites I got from the search).
So I was reading two documents on typography and each classifies font types in completely different categories.
- One document says we have : serif, sans serif, text, script, display and dingbats.
- The other document says we have : roman, egyptian, sans serif, script and miscellaneous (to attract attention).
I went over different websites and each seems to "make up" their own categories (like slab serif).
So is there a standard way of categorizing fonts or every one is free to invent his/her own categories?