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Graphics Device Interface.

See also: Graphics Device Interface


EPOC font file format.

See also: Fontcomp

generated header

A header file generated by the resource compiler, conventionally with extension .rsg, containing definitions of symbolic constants which refer to resources in the resource file.

See also: resource file, resource

glass door

A visual representation of an embedded object which displays the embedded object (e.g. a sketch or graph).

See also: door, iconic door

global chunk

A global chunk is a memory area which is available to all threads and processes.

global text

Editable text with a single, global, set of paragraph and character format attributes, so that a text object is displayed with entirely uniform formatting.

See also: editable text, text object, format attribute

global text object

A text object containing global text.

See also: global text, text object

graphics context

Contains context for graphics operations to a graphics device. A graphics device may have one or more graphics contexts. Abbreviation: GC.

See also: graphics device, drawing mode, pen, brush

graphics device

A device that can produce a graphics context for drawing. A device has a typeface store, and twips-to-pixels and pixels-to-twips mappings.

See also: graphics context

Graphics Device Interface

The EPOC component related to graphics manipulation, graphics context, bitmaps.

See also: GDI

graphics operation

Operations that affect output to a graphics device. Include: shape operations (line primitives and fillable primitives), text drawing primitives, bitmap primitives.

See also: line primitive, fillable primitive, graphics device, bitmap primitive, text drawing primitive


A component that provides functionality for row and column layout.

grouped property

A property that is a member of a group of related properties within a vCard.

See also: property, vCard

group label

A field in a contact group used to identify the group to users, e.g. "family", or "colleagues".

See also: contact group, field


GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) is a digital mobile telephone system that uses a variation of time division multiple access. It is the most widely used of the three digital wireless telephone technologies (TDMA, GSM, and CDMA).

gutter margin

The gap between the labels margin and the text area. This term, also known as the line cursor margin, is used by classes that have no knowledge of cursors.

See also: cursor, label margin, line cursor margin