DFONT file format description

Many people share .dfont files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dfont file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dfont files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dfont - Mac OS X Data Fork Font

The DFONT font files are related to Mac OS X. The DFONT file is a Mac OS X Data Fork Font. One of the innovations offered by Mac OS X is that font suitcases can be completely stored in a file's data fork. All of the resource fork's data is stored in the data fork, which allows more efficient access to font data as well as the ability to copy font suitcases to and from file systems that do not recognize resource forks.

Mac OS X
Font files
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Mac OS X Data Fork Font related extensions:
Windows Composite Font
Atari 8-bit 16x16 Font
CorelDraw Outline Font
ZenGL Font
Nintendo Wii Font Data
Brother Embroidery System Font

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dfont file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dfont files. Be especially cautious with .dfont files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dfont 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 can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dfont file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

font, vfont

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Macintosh Font File
Valve Source Font Data

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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