.FNT File Extension

File Type 1

Windows Font File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
4.0  |  112 Votes
Category Font Files
Format Binary

What is an FNT file?

An FNT file is a font file used by the Windows operating system and often saved within the system fonts directory. It stores a generic font and may include vector and raster glyphs. FNT files have largely been replaced by TrueType (.TTF) and OpenType (.OTF) fonts.

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Programs that open FNT files

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Updated August 24, 2016
File Type 2

Bitmap Font Generator Font Descriptor

Developer AngelCode
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Font Files
Format N/A

What is an FNT file?

An FNT file is a bitmap font metadata file created by AngelCode Bitmap Font Generator. It contains data used to specify the font's style and size, as well as extract the font's characters from associated .DDS, .PNG. or .TGA files. FNT files can be plain text, XML, or binary files.

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Screenshot of a .fnt file in Microsoft Notepad
FNT file open in Microsoft Notepad

AngelCode Bitmap Font Generator (BFG) allows users to create bitmap fonts from TrueType fonts (.TTF files). The fonts BFG creates are saved as one or more raster images that contain the font's characters and an FNT file. The FNT file contains data used to extract characters from the raster images.

For example, each FNT file specifies characters' IDs, X and Y coordinates within an associated image, widths, heights, and offsets. When creating a font, users can choose in what format the font's FNT file should be saved. By default, BFG saves FNT files as plain text files. However, users can also choose to save FNT files as XML or binary files.

How to open an FNT file

If your FNT file is a plain text or XML file, you can open it in Microsoft Notepad or any other text editor to view the font metadata it contains. If your FNT file is a binary file, it is not meant to be opened.

Programs that open or reference FNT files

Mac
Included with OS
Linux
Free
Updated September 23, 2022

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