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Font Data Reordering Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048398D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
DiGirolamo, JA [+details]

Abstract

Font data for matrix printing is typically stored in a string according to a straightforward scanning process for a rectangular character field or "box". This article describes a technique for accessing font data in situations where the storage sequence is based on a column scan procedure and the printing order is distorted from that pattern because the elements of the printhead matrix are offset into a plurality of column groupings.