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outline font

[′au̇t‚līn ‚fänt]
(graphic arts)

outline font

(text)
(Or "vector font") A font defined as a set of lines and curves as opposed to a bitmap font. An outline font (e.g. PostScript, TrueType, RISC OS) can be scaled to any size and otherwise transformed more easily than a bitmap font, and with more attractive results, though this requires a lot of numerical processing. The result of transforming a character in an outline font in a particular way is often saved as a bitmap in a font cache to avoid repeating the calculations if that character is to be drawn again.

outline font

A type of font made from basic outlines of each character. The outlines are scaled into actual characters (bitmaps) before printing. See scalable font.
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NASDAQ:BITS) announced today that Nova has licensed a wide-ranging selection of Bitstream outline fonts for use in its newly updated line of Art Explosion print creativity software.
The ISO document includes an appendix on coding of outline fonts in PFR format for digital audio-visual systems.
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OpenType font support, which allows Web publishers to specify and use a wide variety of outline fonts, including the freely downloadable Verdana font family, specifically optimized for Web page display
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And it allows the use of outline fonts that require less memory, and therefore cost less, than bitmap fonts.