Publication

Soft Typography

Oct. 6, 1980

Chris Schmandt, Wendy Richmond

Abstract

Improvements in digital video typography are seen as a necessary component of increased interactivity and scope of use of soft copy text display systems. A grayscaling scheme produces high quality fonts for display with standard color video equipment, reducing scintillation, smoothing curves, and improving encodability. The same concept allows a "virtual resolution" far beyond the spatial resolution of normal pixel size; this permits up to eighty characters per line of eminently readable text m color televisions.

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