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Automatic Conversion of Fonts to Letter Quality

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040992D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Malcolm, JW [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for automatically converting existing fo to letter-quality mode without using additional memory. Normally, additional memory is necessary for the storage of more detailed font patterns because normal printer fonts do not have enough dots defined to print a letter-quality draft. In order to print in letter-quality mode, each font pattern would require four times the number of bytes to define all of the necessary dots to achieve acceptable resolution.