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PFA file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pfa - Postscript Type1 ASCII Font

The PFA font files are related to Adobe Type Manager. PFA file is a Postscript Type1 ASCII Font.The PFA file contains the mathematical outlines of each character in the font. The codes in this file are in ASCII text.

Adobe Type Manager
Font files
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Postscript Type1 ASCII Font related extensions:
HP LaserJet Printer Font
Type3 Vision Numeric Font
Processing Font
Unidrv Font Metrics
Unidrv Font Format Data
Microsoft Windows Font

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

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 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 .pfa file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

fa, fpa, lfa, ofa, pa, paf, pba, pca, pda, pea, pf, pfw, pfx, pfz, pga

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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