The new categorization system for fonts on deviantART is online!
pica-ae and I have been working hard to come up with a proper font categorization system on DA and with the help of Moonbeam13 it's finally live! I would also like to mention brianskywalker here for helping me name and define the categories in a manner which would be understandable not only to professional type designers and historians but to the common folk on deviantART as well.
To read all about this major update (and a big step forward for the DA typography community) check the Community Relations Journal update of Jun 25, 2012.
And for those who have been waiting for the articles about each typeface category I announced months ago, I have been quite absent lately and I have my reasons, but I promise the articles are still coming!
I am very happy with the new categories and pleased to find the new appropriate locations for my own submissions. The hierarchy is very easy for me to understand; however, I think it could be somewhat confusing for one not as familiar with typography. Still, I don't think it would take much for such a person to decipher the meanings of each category.
Symbol/dingbat and pixel types which are quite specific in their nature, if I were to suggest another area that could be improved upon, it would be to give these fonts a unique gallery/folder as well. But this does not detract from the sufficiency of the new categorization as is. The Miscellaneous category does provide a home for these types.
Thanks again for helping to legitimize typography on dA
There's a category for pixel fonts. I actually suggested perhaps we could divide the pixel fonts as well but I'm not sure how relevant that would actually be. I noticed pixel fonts are very much based on specific point sizes so I suggested to create a categorization per point size. I guess this would only confuse people more though.
You might be right about the symbol/dingbat. It was actually included in my categorization but I guess in the end they merged it with the Miscellaneous category. In fact I also included categories for non-Western languages but as long as they're not that popular on DA (which dingbats aren't either) there's no need for a category for the 5 fonts on here. On a more personal note, I wouldn't be too happy with encouraging people to make dingbats fonts for some reason.
At any rate, I am pleased with this updated categorization. I especially like the organization of the Chirographic, Sans Serif, and Serif directories and their sub-directories. Thanks again.