Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 10:51:12 -0400
Reply-To: Quentin McMullen <QuentinMcMullen@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Quentin McMullen <QuentinMcMullen@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Hardware versus software font
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From: Kevin Viel [mailto:kviel@EMORY.EDU]
> I have briefly searched on hardware and software font
> SAS/GRAPH Fonts), but have not found satisfactory definitions. Could
> someone please enlighten me to what is probably a simple distinction?
There is a tech support doc that discusses this issue, in the context of
exporting graphs. I suppose it is more about the *use* of software vs.
hardware fonts, rather than an actual *definition*. Link is below, as well
as a couple excerpts.
1. Hardware vs. Software
For creating text, all the graphics formats can use the SAS software fonts
such as SWISS, ZAPF, CENTX, and others. The availability of this common font
set allows you to use the same fonts in your code and output when exporting
graphics on different operating systems and with different device drivers.
However, using a hardware font, one native to the graphics format, can often
produce clearer results. The list of available hardware fonts varies by
operating system and device driver. Some commonly available font sets
include system fonts and a standard subset of Postscript fonts.
By default, the Microsoft Office CGM import filter recognizes the Base 14
Postscript fonts as hardware fonts. These fonts include: