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Definition: font characteristics

The attributes and properties of a font. In HP LaserJet, font selection is made by sending a coded command to the printer with the following criteria:

 Code           Characteristic

 Typeface       Style/design
                 (Arial, Courier, etc.)

 Orientation    Portrait or landscape

 Symbol set     Country set or
                 special characters

 Spacing        Proportional or fixed

 Pitch          Characters per inch
                 for monospaced fonts

 Point size     Height

 Style          Upright or italic

 Stroke weight  Light, medium, bold