.PFM File Extension

Printer Font Metrics File

Developer Adobe Systems
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What is a PFM file?

Adobe Type 1 font used by the Microsoft Windows operating system; includes measurements of characters within the font; requires an associated .PFB file for the font; does not contain the actual font glyphs, but helps the font in the PFB file to be displayed correctly.

More Information

To install PFM/PFB fonts in Windows 7, you can copy the PFM and PFB files to the C:\​Windows\​Fonts\​ directory, right-click the PFM file, and select "Install" from the list. You can then view the font with the Microsoft Windows Font Viewer, which can be opened by navigating to the \​Windows\​Fonts\​ directory in the Windows Explorer, or by typing "font" in the Windows Start menu search box and then clicking "View installed fonts" from the populated search list.

NOTE: If the PFB file is not in the same directory as the PFM file, it may be located in the \​PSFONTS\​ folder and the PFM file may be located in the \​PSFONTS\​PFM\​ folder.

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