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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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