The File Extensions Database

.PFM File Extension

  • Category: Font Files

What is an .PFM file?

.PFM is Printer Font Metrics 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.

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.

Programs that open Printer Font Metrics File
File Viewer for Android

How to solve problems with PFM files

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