Windows Composite Font File

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What is a COMPOSITEFONT file?

XML file used by Windows applications to display different fonts; contains definitions of font families and includes each font family's name, weight, style, underlining, and strikethrough setting; can be used to build multilingual fonts or to provide a fallback mechanism for specific characters that are missing on the system.

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COMPOSITEFONT files replace the Win32 mechanisms that were used to solve the problems of multilingual fonts, font fallback, font binding, font association, and end-user-defined characters (EUDC). Composite fonts can be accessed using the FontFamily and Typeface portions of the System.Windows.Media Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) API.

Composite font files can be created using a Windows software development IDE such as Microsoft Visual Studio. They can also be edited with a text editor since they are stored in an XML text format.

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