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 for ''outline font''
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  outline font
  vector font
      (Or "vector font") A font defined as a set of lines
     and curves as opposed to a bitmap font.  An outline font
     (e.g. PostScript, TrueType, RISC OS) can be scaled to any
     size and otherwise transformed more easily than a bitmap font,
     and with more attractive results, though this requires a lot
     of numerical processing.  The result of transforming a
     character in an outline font in a particular way is often
     saved as a bitmap in a font cache to avoid repeating the
     calculations if that character is to be drawn again.

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