Patent Number: 6,310,693

Title: Printing control apparatus and method, and printing system for reducing processing overhead

Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for reducing overhead in processing due to increased memory occupation and compression procedures when registering a character image in a printer is disclosed. When transferring the character image to the printer, the character image is compressed in accordance with a characteristic of the character image. For example, the size, the frequency of use, or appearance of the character image, as well as the number of characters appearing in each page may be used as the characteristic. After being registered in the printer, a registered character can be printed only by transferring an identifier corresponding to the character to the printer.

Inventors: Hiraike; Koou (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018