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Physical Font Selection by Each Character Size

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113153D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nakajoh, T: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a technique for selecting a physical font actually used when displaying and printing a document by each character size.

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Physical Font Selection by Each Character Size

      Described is a technique for selecting a physical font actually
used when displaying and printing a document by each character size.

      Recently, document creation tools, sometimes called word
processor, provides multi-point function to enable the user to
create/edit an elaborate document with multiple size of characters.

      In other hands, there are generally two types of physical font
equipped with a hard ware system, which are outline font (vector data
font) and image font (image data font).

Outline font generally has the following characteristics:

o   suitable for scaling to make variable size of characters.

In case of making large size of character, an outline font can makes
good shape character without notches:

o   Not suitable for making small size of character (normally smaller
    than 10 points).

o   low process speed.

Image font generally has the following characteristics:

o   Higher process performance than outline font.

o   Not suitable for making large size of character.  In case of
    making large size of character using image font, it becomes had
    shaped-style with many notches.

      The disclosed technique is to provide the function for
selecting the physical font by each character size and device
(print/display).  The user can select the outline font when printing
to get high quality output, and select the image font when displaying
to obtain good perfor...