The File Extensions Database


.PFA File Extension

  • Category: Font Files

What is an .PFA file?

.PFA is Printer Font ASCII File

Adobe Type 1 font containing outlines of characters within the font; formatted in ASCII text (a human-readable format); should be stored in the system Fonts folder.

Programs that open Printer Font ASCII File
Windows
FontForge
Mac
FontForge
Linux
FontForge

How to solve problems with PFA files

  • Associate the PFA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PFA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PFA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PFA 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 .PFA is Printer Font ASCII File. Because only the current version supports the latest PFA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .PFA is Printer Font ASCII File update.
  • To make sure that your PFA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.