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soft font

A font that is copied from a computer's disk to a printer's memory. Soft fonts can be erased, unlike resident fonts (fonts that are built into the printer) or font cartridges.

Soft fonts are generated by a font program in the computer. You can control the program to specify the font size and other characteristics. The disadvantages of soft fonts are that they require a lot of disk space and printer memory (from 10K to over 200K for a single font), and it takes time to download the fonts to the printer.

Soft fonts are also called downloadable fonts.







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