TrueTypereg.(D- - 8) fonts do not come in fixed resolutions, although they have a minimum resolution under which they do not display clearly (associated bitmap fonts(8- 5) are used instead).
Smart Characters displays or prints a character at a particular combination of point size(D- - 6) and resolution. The View | Zoom command changes image size by scaling the screen resolution value. Because the actual screen resolution is fixed, the size of the page changes to match.
Different glyph sizes are required to print the same size character at different resolutions according to the character size multiplied by the printer resolution. For example, a 12 point character (1/6 inch) occupies a 25 (150/6) pixel cell at 150 dpi. This character is perfectly rendered by a 24 point font, with one pixel row and column blank. (Blank rows are called internal leading.)
A character is rendered at its highest quality when the combination of the
point size and resolution call for a glyph resolution that exactly matches an
Other resolutions are approximated by the process of bitmap scaling.
Higher Resolution Fonts
The 16 point
font works well with low resolution screen and fax displays. The 24 point font
combined font yields good results when used with printers capable of 150-180
dpi resolution. Optional accessory fonts (not included) provide higher
resolution printing. The 48 point font provides letter quality output on
printers capable of 300 dpi.
Asian TrueType Fonts
Except for Smart Characters, Asian
fonts are supported only by their respective Windows operating systems: Chinese
TrueType fonts don't work under Japanese Windows. The Smart Characters
DoubleByte TrueType Font Interface(13-
supports simultaneous use of traditional and
Chinese and Japanese using any language Windows operating system.
When metal type was used to print books, the size of the type was the same as
the size of the printed image. Printed type sizes are measured in 1/72 inch
points. The user's guide is printed in 11 point Times Romanreg..
The size of an electronic font is the resolution of the font divided by the
resolution of the display. For example, the
16pt font has a resolution of 16x16. When displayed on a typical screen
(conveniently 72 dots per inch), a typical character is 16/72 inches or 16
points tall. Adding the typical 2 dots of space yields the 18 point font
size. When displayed on a 300 dpi laser printer, the same font is 16/300
inches or 3.8 points tall for a
of 4.3 points.
A user font contains
for a particular user. You can have any number of user fonts. The default user
font is the user font installed in the active
A system font is a specific realization of a
installed into Smart Characters. A system font is available to any document,
and is installed and opened in one of three manners:
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