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Underscoring With Multiple Thickness Capability As a Function of Scan Direction and Print Orientation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039802D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hanna, SD Stevenson, DC [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an underscoring feature of a baseline character generator that can be used to generate a raster image of a page from a memory that contains a coded and ordered representation of the page. The design implements underscoring on a baseline character gener ator which prints in 8 scan directions, and has the ability to print variable height and width characters. The design allows underscore (and/or double underscore) to be associated with each character regardless of which of the 8 print scan orientations are being used. Underscore is considered in two different printing modes: normal and rotated. A normal underscore is an underscore which is perpendicular to the scan direction while a rotated underscore is parallel to, or in the, scan direction.