A font that lets a user vary character point size (pitch). The characters are composed of mathematically defined "designs" that can be enlarged or reduced to produce a desired pitch. Outline fonts are also called scalable fonts.
Any font that is defined by mathematical routines that can reproduce the outlines of each character at any size. Macintosh System 7, vector, PostScript, and TrueType fonts are all scalable; raster (bitmap) fonts are not.
A font represented in an object-oriented graphics language such as PostScript or TrueType. Such fonts are called scalable because the representation of the font defines the shape of each character (the typeface) but not the size. Given a typeface definition, a scalable-font system can produce characters at any size (or scale).
sometimes called object-oriented or outline fonts, a versatile font available in graphics oriented language such as TrueType or Postscript that can be used to print characters of high resolution and of any size.