bitmapped font



  • A font formed by a bitmap. Each of the characters of such a font has its own stored bitmap. This contrasts, for instance, with an outline font, in which the basic outlines of each character are stored, and scaled into the appropriate size when printed or displayed. Also spelled bit-mapped font.

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Media Studies

  • noun a typeface formed as a pattern of pixels or dots that are stored separately for each font size