outline font

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a printer or display font stored as a set of outlines that mathematically describe the shape of each character, and which are then used to draw each character rather than actual patterns of dots

Electronics

  • A font in which the basic outlines of each character are stored, and scaled into the appropriate size when printed or displayed. This contrasts with a bitmapped font, in which each character has its own stored bitmap.
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