- Bitmap Font
- This is the correct name for what many people call a screen
font. It is the part of a PostScript Type 1 font that is installed
on the computer hard disk so that the font name appears on the
menus in the software.
- Font Substitution
- An output error that can occur when the proper font is not
installed on the output system. If the desired font is
unavailable, the Courier font will output in its place. The
solution is to make sure the exact same brand and font is
installed on the outputting system at the time of output.
- Multiple Master Font
- A font technology introduced by Adobe Systems in 1993. With
one Multiple Master Font, a user can create any number of versions
of it. The versions can vary in weight and can be condensed or
extended. Once created, this new font can be installed and used
like any other font. Each of these creations will be a unique,
- Outline Font
- This is the correct name for what many people call a printer
font. An outline font is the part of a PostScript Type 1 font that
is installed on the computer hard disk and that gets downloaded to
the output device when printing. It contains the PostScript
instructions necessary to correctly describe the font shape.
- PostScript Type 1 Font
- The most common format in use today in desktop publishing.
This format is supported by all major font suppliers and exists in
both the Mac and Windows environment. A Type 1 font consists of
two parts: a Bitmap Font and an Outline Font. Both parts are
necessary for proper installation.
- Printer Font
- See Outline Font
- Screen Font
- See Bitmap Font