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Optimization of Printer Font Download Using Font Character Download on Demand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036170D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Malcolm, JW [+details]

Abstract

A printer with space for one downloadable font, such as the IBM PROPRINTER, can have the appearance of space for multiple downloadable fonts without the performance impact of downloading each font in its entirety everytime the font changes. Character download is reduced to the minimum number of characters required to print the text.