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Details of the .pfa file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .pfa file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .pfa file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pfa file?
  • How can the .pfa file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .pfa?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pfa extension?
  • How can I convert .pfa files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .pfa?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.pfa file extension details

Postscript Type1 Font ASCII

Postscript Type1 Font ASCII .pfa file icon
The PFA file contains the mathematical outlines of each character in the font. The codes in this file are in ASCII text.
Category: Font files
Application: Adobe Type Manager
Mime-type: application/x-font-type1
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PFA aliases:
PFA related links:
PFA related extensions:
Adobe Font Metrics

MS-DOS Code Page Information

Fontographer Font Project

Windows Bitmap Font

Postscript Type1 Font Binary

Postscript Type1 Printer Font Metrics

TrueType Font

Font Definition Block

TeX Font Metric

Spline Font Database

Other types of files may also use the .pfa file extension.

.pfa file extension error

The .pfa file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pva, pra, lfa, fpa, pba, pta, pfw, pca, pda, pga, pf, pea, paf, ofa, pa

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

PKCS #12 Data File
PVA Video
PanelView Application
Windows Media 9 Plug-in Profile
Print Artist 24 Project
Life Forms Studio Motions Data
FASTA Sequence
Front Panel Express Order Data
PNG World File
PanelBuilder Application
open .pfa file

Can't open a .pfa file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .pfa file association, check the FAQ.

.pfa file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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