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Font file name extensions
.TTF - True Type Fonts. TTF is stands for TrueType Font, which is what Apple's
"Royal" font technology has become. This is a competing format, created when
Adobe charged huge licensing fees of Apple and others for Adobe Type manager and
PostScript technology and kept the Adobe Type 1 font format specification and its
encryption secret/proprietary and chose not to improve upon it in a fashion which suited
.FOT - a reference file created by FONTINST
.FON - Raster and Vector font files
.PFM stands for PostScript Font Metrics, and is the file which includes the kerning
and character bounding information for the matching
.PFB, a PostScript Font Binary--this is the actual outline file.
Other PostScript file extensions which one may see on Windows, DOS or OS/2 systems
.PFA, PostScript Font ASCII--this is a text-encoded outline file, suitable for
usage on certain PS printers or Unix systems.
.AFM, Adobe Font Metrics--this is a plain-text, human parsable file which contains
kerning and other metric information.
.INF, Information file which contains information about a font not found in the
.AFM. With an AFM, INF pair, Adobe Type Manager can construct a .PFM on installation.
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