11 Dec 2004 Ankh   » (Master)

raph - One of the difficulties with greyscale fonts in the past has been how to print them on one-bit-per-pixel device such as a laser printer or typesetter. Print has generally been seen as the objective of type design for most people in the past.

Another difficulty is that early windowing systems had 1-bit-per-pixel APIs that made it hard to change.

It's a pain because it also precluded colour outline fonts.

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