Method of scaling a graphic character

  • US 7,532,216 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2005
  • Issued: 05/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method performed in a processer of scaling a graphic character defined by a character matrix with a number of character units that are indivisible at least in a horizontal direction or a vertical direction, the method performed in the processor comprising:

  • dividing the character matrix into a first character segment and at least one second character segment, each character segment including at least one of the character units;

    symmetrically scaling the first character segment using a first scaling factor; and

    scaling within the processor the at least one second character segment using a second scaling factor different from the first scaling factor to provide a scaled character matrix, and filtering of the scaled character matrix to provide a filtered scaled character matrix.

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