Font quiz for Anki

2017-06-06 / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 / software, text

This is a set of flashcards for the popular open-source spaced repetition software Anki, which will teach you to identify the most popular typefaces. It showcases over 45 fonts, each with a short history and a list of defining characteristics.

Here is an example card:

The basis for these flashcards is the now-defunct FontSpotting deck developed by Dustin de Souza and Jessica Witt. Their content is used with their kind permission.

Installation

To get started, simply download the current release from the AnkiWeb page. Then, in Anki, use File -> Import and select the .apkg file. This works in the desktop client as well as on smartphones.

Contributing

This deck is maintained on GitHub, using the CrowdAnki add-on. If you find a mistake, or have other ideas on how to improve the deck, please don’t hesitate to open a new issue!


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