How Identifont works
The technology behind Identifont
The Identifont Web site uses the Common Lisp Hypermedia Server, a Web server designed for advanced applications in AI and research, and developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
How the fonts are obtained
Foundries and designers have been extremely supportive in providing samples of their fonts for use by us in adding the information to Identifont. We do the work of training the expert system and creating the character-set GIF sample images ourselves, to ensure accuracy and consistency.
To submit your own fonts to Identifont click here: Submit fonts.
How Identifont is financed
We finance Identifont's development and expansion with commission received from some of the font publishers and vendors on sales resulting from referrals from Identifont.
Note that we don't exclude foundries who don't pay commission, but we give those that do a higher ranking in the list.
Where Identifont is based
Identifont is based in Cambridge, England.