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Dual Pitch Fonts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051278D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Scully, KJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

There is disclosed a technique for providing an electronic font in a dual-speed ink jet printer with the capability of printing in two pitches. In the printer there is already an electronic font containing characters which are five escapement units. Implemented in software is a routine for increasing the number of escapement units for each character printed.

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Dual Pitch Fonts

There is disclosed a technique for providing an electronic font in a dual- speed ink jet printer with the capability of printing in two pitches. In the printer there is already an electronic font containing characters which are five escapement units. Implemented in software is a routine for increasing the number of escapement units for each character printed.

The electronic font is a twelve pitch font. Printing a character which is six escapement units wide requires adding six escapement units to the beginning point for each character. When it is desired to print in twelve pitch, five escapement units are added as each character is printed.

While characters positioned at the correct print location are provided for the simulated font, the characters remain at the original font size. However, this is not a great disadvantage when the ink jet printer is operated at draft quality speed.

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