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font cartridge

[′fänt ‚kär·trij]
(computer science)
A removable module that can be plugged into a slot in a printer and has one or more fonts stored in a read-only memory chip.
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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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