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Special FGID Data Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119273D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davidson Jr, PS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for storing Font Global IDs that are not resident in the printer but can be created with mode changes such as double high and emphasized. These Font Global IDs are called Special FGIDs.

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Special FGID Data Structure

      Disclosed is a method for storing Font Global IDs that
are not resident in the printer but can be created with mode changes
such as double high and emphasized.  These Font Global IDs are called
Special FGIDs.

      The figure shows a table where each entry is 5 bytes long.  The
first two bytes, 1, are the Special FGID.  The second two bytes, 2,
are the FGID in the printer that most closely matches the Special
FGID.  The last byte, 3, is a mask that tells which modes must be
turned on to create the font specified by the Special FGID.  Each bit
in the mask is assigned to a specific mode.  Bit 7 is double high,
bit 6 is double wide, bit 5 emphasized, and so on.