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Document Printer And Font Set Required to Edit, Paginate, And Print Typographic Proportional Fonts Correctly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120833D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 4 page(s) / 164K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carter, KE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In order for DisplayWrite* 5/2 to support typographic fonts, it is necessary to associate a document containing typographic fonts with a printer and a font set when editing, paginating, or printing the document. The printer font information is used by DisplayWrite to ensure that the total characters and symbols displayed for a line match the total printed.

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Document Printer And Font Set Required to Edit, Paginate, And Print
Typographic Proportional Fonts Correctly

      In order for DisplayWrite* 5/2 to support typographic
fonts, it is necessary to associate a document containing typographic
fonts with a printer and a font set when editing, paginating, or
printing the document.  The printer font information is used by
DisplayWrite to ensure that the total characters and symbols
displayed for a line match the total printed.

      A new concept entitled "Font Set" was introduced, where a Font
Set was defined to be a set of printer fonts that are simultaneously
available on a specific printer.

      When DisplayWrite is installed, the user is allowed to define
up to 3 Font Sets for each of their printers.  This information is
saved as a customized documentation file, and the user is encouraged
to print it during installation. Anytime that a user needs to know
which fonts compromise a font set for a particular printer, the
information is readily available for viewing or printing.  For
example, the data below was generated for an HP (Hewlett-Packard)
LaserJet** user who is using the "B Cartridge" and Internal fonts for
Font Set 1 on LPT2:

      LaserJet
   LPT2  --                                       Page FS1-1
-- FONT SET 1 --TMS Proportional 1  92286B
 TS     FONT             WEIGHT     POSTURE  PITCH POINT  CHAR SET
34123 Helv Portrait   Bold       Upright  TPSM   14.4  USASCII B
5431 Tms Rmn Portrait Semi-bold  Upright  TPSM   10.0  USASCII B
5451 Tms Rmn Portrait Bold       Upright  TPSM   10.0  USASCII B
5559 Tms Rmn Portrait Semi-bold  Italic   TPSM   10.0  USASCII B
5411 Tms Rmn Portrait Light      Upright  TPSM    8.0  USASCII
 255 Line Printer Land Light     Upright  16.66   --   Roman 8 B

      Internal Fonts:
 S     FONT                WEIGHT    POSTURE  PITCH POINT  CHAR SET
 11 Courier Port/Land   Semi-bold  Upright 10     --   Roman 8 I
 85 Courier Port/Land   Semi-bold  Upright 12     --   Roman 8 I
275 Courier Port/Land   Semi-bold  Upright PSM    --   Roman 8 I
246 Courier Port/Land   Semi-bold  Upright 5      --   Roman 8 I
223 Courier Port/Land   Semi-bold  Upright 15     --   Roman 8 I
260 Courier Port/Land   Semi-bold  Upright 8.5    --   Roman 8 I

      While using DisplayWrite 5/2, a user can selectively activate
various Font Sets to edit, paginate, and print documents for a
specific printer configuration.  For example, on Printer 1, Font Set
1 might refer to the font elements that contain fancy fonts (i.e.,
Typographic Proportional fonts) for presentations.  Font Set 2 might
refer to the font elements that contain special fonts for memos and
letters.  Font Set 3 might refer to the font elements that contain
fonts with legal characters and symbo...