Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Computer font

Index Computer font

A computer font (or font) is implemented as a digital data file containing a set of graphically related glyphs, characters, or symbols such as dingbats. [1]

83 relations: Adobe Systems, Adobe Systems, Inc. v. Southern Software, Inc., Alpha compositing, Apple Advanced Typography, Apple Inc., Bézier curve, Bitmap, Bitstream Inc., BMP file format, Composite Bézier curve, Computer font, Cross-stitch, Data file, Dingbat, Dot matrix printer, Dots per inch, DynaComware, Embedded system, Emulator, Font, Font editor, Font family (HTML), Font hinting, Font rasterization, FontForge, FontLab, Glyph, Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format, Graphical user interface, Grayscale, Heuristic (computer science), Hqx, Ideogram, Intellectual property protection of typefaces, Kerning, Laser printing, LaTeX, Linux, List of typefaces, Macintosh, Metafont, MetaPost, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monochrome, Monospaced font, Monotype Imaging, Movable type, Nearest-neighbor interpolation, OpenType, ..., Parallel curve, PC Screen Font, Pixel, Pixel-art scaling algorithms, Pixelation, Plotter, Portable Compiled Format, Portable Network Graphics, PostScript, PostScript fonts, Printer driver, Raster graphics, Recovery Console, Saffron Type System, Scalable Vector Graphics, Server Normal Format, Shear mapping, Spatial anti-aliasing, TeX, TIFF, Topological skeleton, Transparency (graphic), TrueType, Typeface, Typesetting, Typographic alignment, Unicode font, Vector graphics, Vector monitor, Web typography, Windows Metafile, WYSIWYG, ZX Spectrum. Expand index (33 more) »

Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated, commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company.

New!!: Computer font and Adobe Systems · See more »

Adobe Systems, Inc. v. Southern Software, Inc.

Adobe Systems, Inc.

New!!: Computer font and Adobe Systems, Inc. v. Southern Software, Inc. · See more »

Alpha compositing

In computer graphics, alpha compositing is the process of combining an image with a background to create the appearance of partial or full transparency.

New!!: Computer font and Alpha compositing · See more »

Apple Advanced Typography

Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) is Apple Inc.'s computer software for advanced font rendering, supporting internationalization and complex features for typographers, a successor to Apple's little-used QuickDraw GX font technology of the mid-1990s.

New!!: Computer font and Apple Advanced Typography · See more »

Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

New!!: Computer font and Apple Inc. · See more »

Bézier curve

A Bézier curve (pronounced in French) is a parametric curve frequently used in computer graphics and related fields.

New!!: Computer font and Bézier curve · See more »


In computing, a bitmap is a mapping from some domain (for example, a range of integers) to bits.

New!!: Computer font and Bitmap · See more »

Bitstream Inc.

Bitstream Inc. was a type foundry that produced digital typefaces.

New!!: Computer font and Bitstream Inc. · See more »

BMP file format

The BMP file format, also known as bitmap image file or device independent bitmap (DIB) file format or simply a bitmap, is a raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images, independently of the display device (such as a graphics adapter), especially on Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems.

New!!: Computer font and BMP file format · See more »

Composite Bézier curve

In geometric modelling and in computer graphics, a composite Bézier curve is a piecewise Bézier curve that is at least continuous.

New!!: Computer font and Composite Bézier curve · See more »

Computer font

A computer font (or font) is implemented as a digital data file containing a set of graphically related glyphs, characters, or symbols such as dingbats.

New!!: Computer font and Computer font · See more »


Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture.

New!!: Computer font and Cross-stitch · See more »

Data file

A Data file is a computer file which stores data to be used by a computer application or system.

New!!: Computer font and Data file · See more »


In typography, a dingbat (sometimes more formally known as a printer's ornament or printer's character) is an ornament, character, or spacer used in typesetting, often employed for the creation of box frames.

New!!: Computer font and Dingbat · See more »

Dot matrix printer

A dot matrix printer is an impact printer that prints using a fixed number of pins or wires.

New!!: Computer font and Dot matrix printer · See more »

Dots per inch

Dots per inch (DPI, or dpi) is a measure of spatial printing or video or image scanner dot density, in particular the number of individual dots that can be placed in a line within the span of 1 inch (2.54 cm).

New!!: Computer font and Dots per inch · See more »


DynaComware Corp.(威鋒數位開發股份有限公司) is a type foundry company based in Taiwan, which was founded in 1987 as DynaLab Inc. (華康科技開發股份有限公司).

New!!: Computer font and DynaComware · See more »

Embedded system

An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints.

New!!: Computer font and Embedded system · See more »


In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).

New!!: Computer font and Emulator · See more »


In metal typesetting, a font was a particular size, weight and style of a typeface.

New!!: Computer font and Font · See more »

Font editor

A font editor is a class of application software specifically designed to create or modify font files.

New!!: Computer font and Font editor · See more »

Font family (HTML)

In HTML and XHTML, a CSS font family property is used to specify a list of prioritized font/generic family names; in conjunction with correlating font properties, this list determines the particular font face used to render characters.

New!!: Computer font and Font family (HTML) · See more »

Font hinting

Font hinting (also known as instructing) is the use of mathematical instructions to adjust the display of an outline font so that it lines up with a rasterized grid.

New!!: Computer font and Font hinting · See more »

Font rasterization

Font rasterization is the process of converting text from a vector description (as found in scalable fonts such as TrueType fonts) to a raster or bitmap description.

New!!: Computer font and Font rasterization · See more »


FontForge is a font editor which supports many common font formats.

New!!: Computer font and FontForge · See more »


FontLab is both the name of a company, Fontlab Ltd, Inc.

New!!: Computer font and FontLab · See more »


In typography, a glyph is an elemental symbol within an agreed set of symbols, intended to represent a readable character for the purposes of writing.

New!!: Computer font and Glyph · See more »

Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format

The Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) by Adobe is a file format for storing bitmap fonts.

New!!: Computer font and Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format · See more »

Graphical user interface

The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

New!!: Computer font and Graphical user interface · See more »


In photography, computing, and colorimetry, a grayscale or greyscale image is one in which the value of each pixel is a single sample representing only an amount of light, that is, it carries only intensity information.

New!!: Computer font and Grayscale · See more »

Heuristic (computer science)

In computer science, artificial intelligence, and mathematical optimization, a heuristic (from Greek εὑρίσκω "I find, discover") is a technique designed for solving a problem more quickly when classic methods are too slow, or for finding an approximate solution when classic methods fail to find any exact solution.

New!!: Computer font and Heuristic (computer science) · See more »


In image processing, hqx ("hq" stands for "high quality" and "x" stands for magnification) is one of the pixel art scaling algorithms developed by Maxim Stepin, used in emulators such as Nestopia, FCEUX, higan, Snes9x, ZSNES and many more.

New!!: Computer font and Hqx · See more »


An ideogram or ideograph (from Greek ἰδέα idéa "idea" and γράφω gráphō "to write") is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept, independent of any particular language, and specific words or phrases.

New!!: Computer font and Ideogram · See more »

Intellectual property protection of typefaces

Typefaces, fonts, and their glyphs raise intellectual property considerations in copyright, trademark, design patent, and related laws.

New!!: Computer font and Intellectual property protection of typefaces · See more »


In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result.

New!!: Computer font and Kerning · See more »

Laser printing

Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process.

New!!: Computer font and Laser printing · See more »


LaTeX (or; a shortening of Lamport TeX) is a document preparation system.

New!!: Computer font and LaTeX · See more »


Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

New!!: Computer font and Linux · See more »

List of typefaces

This is a list of typefaces, which are separated into groups by distinct artistic differences.

New!!: Computer font and List of typefaces · See more »


The Macintosh (pronounced as; branded as Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984.

New!!: Computer font and Macintosh · See more »


Metafont is a description language used to define raster fonts.

New!!: Computer font and Metafont · See more »


MetaPost refers to both a programming language and the interpreter of the MetaPost programming language.

New!!: Computer font and MetaPost · See more »


Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

New!!: Computer font and Microsoft · See more »

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

New!!: Computer font and Microsoft Windows · See more »


Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color.

New!!: Computer font and Monochrome · See more »

Monospaced font

A monospaced font, also called a fixed-pitch, fixed-width, or non-proportional font, is a font whose letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space.

New!!: Computer font and Monospaced font · See more »

Monotype Imaging

Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc. is a Delaware corporation based in Woburn, Massachusetts.

New!!: Computer font and Monotype Imaging · See more »

Movable type

Movable type (US English; moveable type in British English) is the system and technology of printing and typography that uses movable components to reproduce the elements of a document (usually individual letters or punctuation) usually on the medium of paper.

New!!: Computer font and Movable type · See more »

Nearest-neighbor interpolation

Nearest-neighbor interpolation (also known as proximal interpolation or, in some contexts, point sampling) is a simple method of multivariate interpolation in one or more dimensions.

New!!: Computer font and Nearest-neighbor interpolation · See more »


OpenType is a format for scalable computer fonts.

New!!: Computer font and OpenType · See more »

Parallel curve

A parallel of a curve is the.

New!!: Computer font and Parallel curve · See more »

PC Screen Font

PC Screen Font (PSF) is a bitmap font format currently employed by the Linux kernel for console fonts.

New!!: Computer font and PC Screen Font · See more »


In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.

New!!: Computer font and Pixel · See more »

Pixel-art scaling algorithms

Pixel-art scaling algorithms are graphical filters that are often used in video game emulators to enhance hand-drawn 2D pixel art graphics.

New!!: Computer font and Pixel-art scaling algorithms · See more »


In computer graphics, pixelation (or pixellation in British English) is caused by displaying a bitmap or a section of a bitmap at such a large size that individual pixels, small single-colored square display elements that comprise the bitmap, are visible.

New!!: Computer font and Pixelation · See more »


The plotter is a computer printer for printing vector graphics.

New!!: Computer font and Plotter · See more »

Portable Compiled Format

Portable Compiled Format (PCF) is a bitmap font format used by X Window System in its core font system, and has been used for decades.

New!!: Computer font and Portable Compiled Format · See more »

Portable Network Graphics

Portable Network Graphics (PNG, pronounced or) is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression.

New!!: Computer font and Portable Network Graphics · See more »


PostScript (PS) is a page description language in the electronic publishing and desktop publishing business.

New!!: Computer font and PostScript · See more »

PostScript fonts

PostScript fonts are font files encoded in outline font specifications developed by Adobe Systems for professional digital typesetting.

New!!: Computer font and PostScript fonts · See more »

Printer driver

In computers, a printer driver or a print processor is a piece of software that converts the data to be printed to the form specific to a printer.

New!!: Computer font and Printer driver · See more »

Raster graphics

In computer graphics, a raster graphics or bitmap image is a dot matrix data structure that represents a generally rectangular grid of pixels (points of color), viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium.

New!!: Computer font and Raster graphics · See more »

Recovery Console

The Recovery Console is a feature of the Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

New!!: Computer font and Recovery Console · See more »

Saffron Type System

The Saffron Type System is a system for rendering high-quality scalable type on digital displays.

New!!: Computer font and Saffron Type System · See more »

Scalable Vector Graphics

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.

New!!: Computer font and Scalable Vector Graphics · See more »

Server Normal Format

Server Normal Format (SNF) is a bitmap font format used by X Window.

New!!: Computer font and Server Normal Format · See more »

Shear mapping

In plane geometry, a shear mapping is a linear map that displaces each point in fixed direction, by an amount proportional to its signed distance from a line that is parallel to that direction.

New!!: Computer font and Shear mapping · See more »

Spatial anti-aliasing

In digital signal processing, spatial anti-aliasing is the technique of minimizing the distortion artifacts known as aliasing when representing a high-resolution image at a lower resolution.

New!!: Computer font and Spatial anti-aliasing · See more »


TeX (see below), stylized within the system as TeX, is a typesetting system (or "formatting system") designed and mostly written by Donald Knuth and released in 1978.

New!!: Computer font and TeX · See more »


Tagged Image File Format, abbreviated TIFF or TIF, is a computer file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry, and photographers.

New!!: Computer font and TIFF · See more »

Topological skeleton

In shape analysis, skeleton (or topological skeleton) of a shape is a thin version of that shape that is equidistant to its boundaries.

New!!: Computer font and Topological skeleton · See more »

Transparency (graphic)

Transparency is possible in a number of graphics file formats.

New!!: Computer font and Transparency (graphic) · See more »


TrueType is an outline font standard developed by Apple and Microsoft in the late 1980s as a competitor to Adobe's Type 1 fonts used in PostScript.

New!!: Computer font and TrueType · See more »


In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.

New!!: Computer font and Typeface · See more »


Typesetting is the composition of text by means of arranging physical typesDictionary.com Unabridged.

New!!: Computer font and Typesetting · See more »

Typographic alignment

In typesetting and page layout, alignment or range is the setting of text flow or image placement relative to a page, column (measure), table cell, or tab.

New!!: Computer font and Typographic alignment · See more »

Unicode font

A Unicode font is a computer font that maps glyphs to Unicode characters (i.e. the glyphs in the font can be accessed using code points defined in the Unicode Standard).

New!!: Computer font and Unicode font · See more »

Vector graphics

Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of 2D points, which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes.

New!!: Computer font and Vector graphics · See more »

Vector monitor

A vector monitor or vector display is a display device used for computer graphics up through the 1970s.

New!!: Computer font and Vector monitor · See more »

Web typography

Web typography refers to the use of fonts on the World Wide Web.

New!!: Computer font and Web typography · See more »

Windows Metafile

Windows Metafile (WMF) is an image file format originally designed for Microsoft Windows in the 1990s.

New!!: Computer font and Windows Metafile · See more »


WYSIWYG is an acronym for "what you see is what you get".

New!!: Computer font and WYSIWYG · See more »

ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

New!!: Computer font and ZX Spectrum · See more »

Redirects here:

Bit-Mapped Font, Bitmap font, Bitmap fonts, Bitmapped font, Computer fonts, Digital font, Digital fonts, Digital typeface, Display font, Font file, Outline font, Outline typeface, Pixel font, Raster font, Scalable font, Screen font, Stroke font, Stroke-based font, Vector font, Virtual typeface.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_font

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »