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Matrix Printer Font Generator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042119D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Collier, JR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

There is herein described a technique for automated generation of coded data which provides multiple font style generation by a matrix printer. The technique includes the following steps: - A complete font style is scanned and the information is stored for later use. - The stored information is processed to construct a file with separate information for each character symbol. - Character data is retrieved and modified interactively to correct character image by adding or deleting data points. - The new image data is stored. The last two steps are repeated until all characters have been smoothed. The new file containing smoothed character symbol data is input to a program for generating a file corresponding to matrix printer dot locations, which file can be directly used by the printer controller.

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Matrix Printer Font Generator

There is herein described a technique for automated generation of coded data which provides multiple font style generation by a matrix printer. The technique includes the following steps: - A complete font style is scanned and the information is stored for later use. - The stored information is processed to construct a file with separate information for each character symbol. - Character data is retrieved and modified interactively to correct character image by adding or deleting data points. - The new image data is stored. The last two steps are repeated until all characters have been smoothed. The new file containing smoothed character symbol data is input to a program for generating a file corresponding to matrix printer dot locations, which file can be directly used by the printer controller.

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