Graphics State Summary

The following tables summarize the variables that make up the Graphics State. Nearly all of the Graphics State variables have a default value as shown below. That value is reestablished for every glyph in a font. Instructions are available for resetting the value of all Graphics State variables. Some state variables can be reset in the CVT Program. In such cases the value set becomes the new default and will be reestablished for each glyph. When value of a state variable is changed by instructions associated with a particular glyph, it will hold only for that glyph.

The setting of the Graphics State variables will affect the actions of certain instructions. Affected instructions are listed for each variable.

Graphics State Variable Default Set With Affects
auto_flip TRUE FLIPOFF
FLIPON
MIAP
MIRP
control_value_cut_in 17/16 pixels SCVTCI MIAP
MIRP
delta_base 9 SDB DELTAP1
DELTAP2
DELTAP3
DELTAC1
DELTAC2
DELTAC3
delta_shift 3 SDS DELTAP1
DELTAP2
DELTAP3
DELTAC1
DELTAC2
DELTAC3
dual_projection_vectors SDPVTL IP
GC
MD
MDRP
MIRP
freedom_vector x-axis SFVTCA
SFVTL
SFTPV
SVTCA
SFVFS
GFV
gep0 1 SCE0
SCES
AA
ALIGNPTS
ALIGNRP
DELTAP1
DELTAP2
DELTAP3
IP
ISECT
MD
MDAP
MIAP
MIRP
MSIRP
SHC
SHE
SHP
UTP
gep1 1 SCE1
SCES
AA
ALIGNPTS
ALIGNRP
IP
MD
MDRP
MIRP
MSIRP
SHC
SHE
SHP
SFVTL
SPVTL
gep2 1 SCE3
SCES
ISECT
IUP
GC
SHC
SHP
SFVTL
SHPIX
SPVTL
SC
instruct_Control 0 INSTCTRL all
loop 1 SLOOP ALIGNRP
FLIPPT
IP
SHP
SHPIX
minimum_distance 1 pixel LMD MDRP
MIRP
projection_vector x-axis SPVTCA
SPVTL
SVTCA
SPVFS
GPV
round_state 1 RDTG
ROFF
RTDG
RTG
RTHG
RUTG
SROUND
S45ROUND
MDAP
MIAP
MDRP
MIRP
ROUND
rp0 0 SRP0 IP
MDAP
MIAP
MIRP
MSIRP
SHC
SHE
SHP
rp1 0 SRP1 IP
MDAP
MDRP
MIAP
MSIRP
SHC
SHE
SHP
rp2 0 SRP2 IP
MDRP
MIRP
MSIRP
SHC
SHE
SHP
scan_control FALSE SCANCTRL
SCANTYPE
singe_width_cut_in 0 pixels SSWCI MIAP
MIRP
single_width_value 0 pixels SSW MIAP
MIRP