11.4. IBM's Classification of Fonts
[11-11] The specification very frequently gives the correspondences between IBM's subclasses and the entries in the ISO 9541-1 standard , which is a standardized classification of typefaces that is unfortunately of little interest because it has not been adopted by the industry.
11.4.1. Class 0: No Classification
This category represents the absence of any classification.
11.4.2. Class 1: Old-Style Serifs
"Old-style" refers to the humanistic typefaces and the garaldes. Here are its subcategories:
Subclass 0: no classification. When no other information that could help us to classify the font is available. Warning: this is not a catchall to use whenever no subclass is appropriate. Subclass 15 ("miscellaneous") serves that purpose.
Subclass 1: "IBM rounded legibility". A class meant only for certain bitmap fonts by IBM.
Subclass 2: garalde. IBM gives the horrible ITC Garamond as a canonical example of the garaldes:[11-12]
[11-12] The words Une forêt de lettres ("A forest of letters") come from a wonderful sentence by Rémy Peignot: "Vivre, c'est avancer dans une forêt de lettres qui nous font signe; elles n'ont pas encore dit leur dernier mot" ("To live is to move forward in a forest of letters that beckon to us: they have not yet said their last word") ...