A font used to display text on a computer screen. The letters in a bitmap font are broken up into pixels; if the font is sent to a printer, or enlarged to large point sizes on the screen, the letters will look "jaggy." Contrast OUTLINE FONT.
A font which is made up of pixels (or square dots). Bitmap fonts typically work in tandem with outline fonts, with bitmap fonts being used on the screen, and connected outline fonts automatically used in the printer. Also known as a â€˜screen fontâ€™.