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I want to show bold and italic font style on an target board. I
generate the bitmap of the characters used and draw them respectively
reading the required data from a *.c file. However I would like to know
how to draw the characters bold and italic. Please let me know how this
can be achived or is there an standard alogrithm to achieve this.




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Yes there are pretty straightforward algorithms for creating this from a
bitmap. We used them all the time when I was working on hand held label
printers many years ago. There are variations on each one but for example a
bold algorithm would just double up each column. Italic takes its first few
dots from the n-3 column for example, the next from n-2 and so on. You can
also do other effects like shadow and outline in a similar way.


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