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Compressed Character String

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047013D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bauer, WJ Knudson, RL [+details]

Abstract

Described is the use of one or two characters to identify an array to be supplied by a program to cause artwork to be produced on a character-addressable printer, e.g., the IBM Model 6670 Information Distributor. It is sometimes desirable to print logotypes, signatures, or artwork sections on a character-addressable, scanning printer. The artwork will usually cover several contiguous character blocks, i.e., the area occupied by a character, and is supplied to the machine in the form of font memory. That is, each portion of the artwork corresponding to an area of a character block on the output sheet is stored as if it were a character in font memory.