character generator

(redirected from Television character generator)

character generator

[′kar·ik·tər ‚jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(computer science)
A hard-wired subroutine which will display alphanumeric characters on a screen.

character generator

(1) Circuitry that converts data characters into dot patterns for a display screen.

(2) A device that creates text characters that are superimposed onto video frames.
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