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Meaning of JAGGIES

 
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/jag'eez/ (Or "staircase") The "staircase" effect observable when an edge (especially a linear edge of very shallow or steep slope) is rendered on a bitmap display (as opposed to a vector display). The effect is even more pronounced when a bitmap image or text in a bitmap font is enlarged. outline fonts and anti-aliasing are two techniques used to solve this problem with text.

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