Adobe Printer Font Binary

Name: Adobe Printer Font Binary


Description: Printer Font Binary (.pfb) is a type 1 font made by Adobe and other companies.They are encrypted and compressed and also allow for hints, which improve the appearance of text at 300 dpi and lower resolutions. With Adobe Type Manager, Type 1 fonts can also be used on non-PostScript printers. However, Mac OS X and Windows, starting with Windows 2000, natively support Type 1 fonts, and Adobe Type Manager is not required. Research done by The National Archives.

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PUID: fmt/525

sameAs : PRONOM:

Extension: pfb

Magic: true

Container Magic: false

Binary Magic: true

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See Also (e.g. Wikidata, Library of Congress):

Software that can read the format:



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