File Extension Library

.PFM File Extension

  • Category: Font Files

What are .PFM files and how to open them?

Can't open .PFM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PFM file.

What is a .PFM file extension?

.PFM file extension has been classified as Font Files.

.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.

List of all softwares that can open the Printer Font Metrics File
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How to fix problems with .PFM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PFM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PFM file format
  2. You need to check the .PFM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)