bitmap font


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bitmap font

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A font where each character is stored as an array of pixels (a bitmap). Such fonts are not easily scalable, in contrast to vectored fonts (like those used in PostScript).

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The printer has seven Bitmap fonts in a variety of sizes and weights.
Other features of the QL84 includea 150-sheet cassette with single sheet feed for paper and envelopes; 7 bitmap fonts (the QL85 features additional fonts); 35-second warmup time, a toner saving mode and Auto Emulation Switching, which cuts energy usage.
While bitmap fonts require individual sets for each type size and style supported by the device, the iType font engine requires just one scalable font for each style to cover all sizes.
Because most print streams contain download, bitmap fonts, PageTech creates a table for the raster data of each character.
The DP-2800 Plus includes PCL6 & PS2 emulations and a full range of installed fonts including 45 scaleable PCL fonts, 35 PostScript fonts and 80 resident Bitmap fonts.
The OpenTV solution from Monotype Imaging also opens access to its worldwide font collection and enables OpenTV customers to switch from using fixed-in-size bitmap fonts to scalable fonts.
While bitmap fonts have played an effective role in the ability to render text on a device, they are fixed in size, meaning that additional storage and bitmap creation are required for every text size of every type style.
Verizon Wireless OEMs who may be thinking about switching from the use of fixed-in-size bitmap fonts to scalable alternatives can now make that transition more easily, as Verizon Wireless is offering scalable fonts for UI development for the first time.
Device manufacturers switching from the use of fixed-in-size bitmap fonts, for example, are able to efficiently integrate a scalable solution that performs similarly to bitmaps - characters display fully and predictably along even baselines.
EmulatorPlus enhances ease-of-use by incorporating such features as drag-and-drop text editing, auto window re-sizing (using TrueType fonts), 26 bitmap fonts, drag-and-drop graphical keyboard re-map, type ahead, definable mouse support with hotspots, ANSI color support (VTs), and light pen support (tn3270).
While some manufacturers may be looking to easily transition from the use of bitmap fonts to scalable varieties, others may require a solution that satisfies scalable text needs across a wide range of products or product families.
Monotype Imaging's iType([R]) font engine, a scalable font rendering subsystem based on industry-standard TrueType([R]) and OpenType([R]) font formats, and the company's WorldType([R]) Layout Engine, a solution for enabling the composition, positioning and rendering of multilingual text, will be available through QUALCOMM's BREW Font Extensions, which provide Monotype Imaging's font solution and sample typefaces for displaying scalable TrueType and BREW bitmap fonts.