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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Soft fonts, which eliminate the need to purchase an optimal tax font cartridge, were included with the basic program, which is available in DOS, Windows and Macintosh versions.