A bitmap font is a font consisting of dots and can be used with almost all embedded devices and applications. With a bitmap font, you can display and print characters in an environment without an OS. As such, this font is widely used in a variety of home electrical appliances, electronic dictionaries, car navigation systems (to display minimum characters), industrial equipment, electronic bulletin boards, and so on.
- Display of characters of sizes 1 through 3, with the displayable character sizes predetermined
- Display of characters in an environment with no embedded rasterizer
- Display of characters with a low-power CPU
- Display of characters on a low-pixel device
- If the character size used is small, and the ROM or other data storage capacity is insufficient.
- Is easy to embed.
- Can display small characters clearly.
Bitmap font (normal font)
Relationship between body size and letter size
The size (frame) of a bitmap font is called the body size, while the height and width of the area containing the dot information is called the letter size.
- Language: Japanese
- Typeface: Gothic
- Body size: 16 × 16 (height × width), letter size: 15 × 15 (height × width)
- Line width: 1 dot
- Letter space (margin): 1 dot at the bottom, 1 dot on the right