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soft font

[′sȯft ′fänt]
(computer science)
A typeface or set of typefaces that is contained in the software of a computer system and is transmitted to the printer before printing. Also known as downloadable font.

soft font

A set of characters for a particular typeface that is stored on the computer's hard disk, or in some cases the printer's hard disk, and downloaded to the printer before printing. Contrast with internal font and font cartridge.
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This year's changes include the addition of soft fonts and improvements in the layout and appearance of supporting schedules, client letters and invoices.
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In addition, the WY-285 offers a number of features not found in the VT420, including 15x12 resolution for backward compatibility to VT320 soft fonts.