cartridge font


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cartridge font

[′kär·trīj ‚fänt]
(computer science)
A font for a computer printer that is stored on a read-only memory chip within a cartridge (a module that is inserted in a slot in the printer).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

font cartridge

A set of bitmapped or outline fonts for one or more typefaces contained in a plug-in module for the printer. The fonts are stored in a ROM chip within the cartridge. Font cartridges were used in the 1980s and early 1990s before a worthwhile set of fonts routinely came with every operating system. See cartridge. Contrast with soft font and internal font.
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