High-speed, high-resolution type rendering system
High-speed rendering of type with world-leading quality.
Optimal even for small-scale embedded systems and low-resolution displays.
The Saffron Type System (Saffron) is a high-speed, high-resolution type rendering system for embedded devices, and was developed based on a completely new concept. With its ability to display highly legible type at high speed while requiring only small amounts of font data, it is expected to find use in a variety of devices across a broad range of fields, from industry to multimedia.
Saffron is built on a core of Adaptively Sampled Distance Field (ADF) technology, which differs completely from conventional technology in that it can render and display type at high resolution and high speed using only a small amount of font data.
Text data is separated into basic stroke, thickness, and style descriptions and standardized to render texts of multiple fonts using only a small amount of font data.
The horizontal and vertical strokes of a character are aligned and fitted to a pixel grid, so that even characters with many strokes that are difficult to render can be displayed distinctly at small sizes.