The File Extensions Database


.GLIF File Extension

  • Category: Font Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .GLIF file?

.GLIF is Glyph Interchange Format File

A GLIF file is a file saved in the Glyph Interchange Format (GLIF) used for defining font symbols. It contains a glyph, which includes the name, format version, glyph width, and the X & Y point coordinates that define the outline of the symbol. GLIF files are saved in XML format.

GLIF files are commonly found in .UFO files to store information about each glyph within the UFO font set. The files are located inside the "glyphs" folder in the UFO file. GLIF files typically are not removed from UFO files and are accessed when a program opens the UFO file, such as FontForge, RoboFont, or Glyphs. However, since GLIF files are saved in an XML format, they can be opened by a plain text editor.

Programs that open Glyph Interchange Format File
Windows
FontForge
Mac
Glyphs
FontForge
RoboFont
Linux
FontForge

How to solve problems with GLIF files

  • Associate the GLIF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GLIF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GLIF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GLIF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .GLIF is Glyph Interchange Format File. Because only the current version supports the latest GLIF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .GLIF is Glyph Interchange Format File update.
  • To make sure that your GLIF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.