File Extension Library


.TFM File Extension

  • Category: Font Files

What is an .TFM file?

.TFM file extension has been classified as Font Files.

.TFM is TeX Font Metric File

Font file created for typesetting fonts in TeX and LaTeX documents; does not contain the font glyphs (characters) themselves, but contains information about a font, such as the height and width of the glyphs; required by TeX typesetting and allows a font in a separate file to be typeset in a TeX document.

TFM files can be generated from TrueType (.TTF) fonts using ttf2tfm. They can also be generated from Adobe Font Metric (.AFM) files using afm2tfm. Both programs are included in many TeX and LaTeX bundles. Other font formats are also used with TFM files, such as METAFONT (.MF) files.

List of all softwares that can open the TeX Font Metric File
Windows
MiKTeX
TeXworks
Mac
TeXworks

How to Open .TFM file on different platforms

Open .TFM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .TFM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .TFM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .TFM files" Press "Ok"

Open .TFM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .TFM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .TFM File on Linux

Right click on the .TFM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .TFM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .TFM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .TFM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .TFM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .TFM files

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