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Rendering PostScriptTM fonts on FPGAs

MacVicar, D., Patterson, J., and Singh, S. (1999) Rendering PostScriptTM fonts on FPGAs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1673 . pp. 223-232. ISSN 0302-9743 (doi:10.1007/b72332)

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Abstract

This paper describes how custom computing machines can be used to implement a simple outline font processor. An FPGA based co-processor is used to accelerate the compute intensive portions of font rendering. The font processor builds on several PostScript components previously presented by the authors to produce a system that can rapidly render fonts. A prototype implementation is described followed by an explanation of how this could be extended to build a complete system.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):UNSPECIFIED
Authors: MacVicar, D., Patterson, J., and Singh, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0302-9743
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1999 Springer
First Published:First published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1673:223-232
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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