Universal Print Font
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
There is described a font for use in an ink jet printer, or the like, which reduces from three to one the number of fonts required to support 10 and 12 pitches and proportional spacing. Printing of received data regardless whether it is 10 or 12 pitch or proportionally spaced may be supported. The font is implemented by using a placing algorithm which has been defined for positioning symbols within a character box of predetermined width and adding appropriate escapement. This technique is similar to that set forth in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 23, 3513 (January 1981).