Technology for displaying complicated symbols

Application Number: 00124263
Application Date: 2000.06.16
Publication Number: 1279563
Publication Date: 2001.01.10
Priority Information: 1999/6/16 US 09/334781
International: G09G5/36;H04N5/76
Applicant(s) Name: Sun Microsystems Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: S.Y.Chu
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wang zhongzhong
Abstract Systems and methods for rendering a complex character suitable for display on a monitor are provided. A raw character bitmap representing the complex character is filtered to form a filtered bitmap so as to reduce the effects of monitor flicker and enhance image contrast. The filtered bitmap is then scaled down to a target bitmap using a bilinear scaling operation followed by recursive cubic scaling operations. The target bitmap is suitably sized for storage in a memory device coupled to the monitor.