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A bitmapped character,

whether used on a computer screen or on a dot-matrix or laser printer, is a dotted representation of an analog letter or character image where dots are so close together that when reduced to actual printed or displayed size, they form an image or character without the need to connect the dots.[1]


  1. U.S. Copyright Office, Notice of Policy Decision: Policy Decision on Copyrightability of Digitized Typefaces, 53 Fed. Reg. 38110 (Sept. 29, 1988).

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