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PFB files: what are they and how do I open them?

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.pfb file type #1: Type 1 PostScript font

Files with pfb extension can be found as Adobe Type 1 PostScript fonts. One of the many font formats.

Further details:

File extension pfb is traditionally used for Adobe Type Manager Type 1 PostScript font file format.

Adobe Type 1 font format for single-byte digital fonts for use with Adobe Type Manager software and with PostScript printers. It can support font hinting.

PFB was originally a proprietary format but Adobe released the specification to third-party font manufacturers provided that all Type 1 fonts adhere to it.

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Adobe Type Manager

Old font programs from Adobe

Adobe Type Manager for Mac

A software used to generate high-quality screen font bitmaps from the PostScript outlines


Utility used to generate various types of fonts

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Fontographer for Mac

A font editor program


A set of utilities for SWF conversion and other operations


A font editor

TypeTool for Mac

A font editor for Mac


A bitmap font editor

BitFonter for Mac

A bitmap font editor

FontForge icon


A free outline font editor

.pfb file type #2: DESQview data

Files with pfb file extension are used by the DESQview application which was developed by Quarterdeck Office Systems.

Further details:

The pfb file extension is associated with the DESQview a text mode multitasking program developed by Quarterdeck Office Systems. The .pfb file stores various data used for internal purposes of the DESQview.

DESQview enjoyed modest popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Running on top of MS-DOS operating system, it allowed users to run multiple DOS programs concurrently in multiple windows.

What is the meaning of a file extension?

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