bitmapped font


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bitmapped font

A set of dot patterns for each letter and digit in a particular typeface (Times Roman, Helvetica, etc.) for a specified type size (10 points, 12 points, etc.). Bitmapped typefaces are either purchased in groups of pre-generated point sizes, or, for a wide supply of fonts, font generators allow the user to create a variety of point sizes. Bitmapped fonts take up disk space for each point size. Contrast with scalable font. See font and font generator.
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Each printer also features a variety of resident bitmapped fonts, bar code fonts, and character sets.
iType supports embedded bitmapped fonts for enhanced screen quality at smaller point sizes, character caching for improved character generation performance, concurrent disk/ROM support for dynamically storing additional fonts, and television closed-captioning capabilities that meet the Electronics Industries Alliance specification (EIA-708B).