|⇒ Category:||Font Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Adobe Systems|
📌 The primary assignment of the .PFA extension area corresponds to the Adobe Type 1 font sub-branch which contains outlines of characters within the font structure. Typically, the .PFA composition is formatted in ASCII shape (a human-readable shape). Normally, the .PFA elements are allocated within the system Fonts directory, included into the Windows catalog on the system disk drive. The .PFA logic is clearly visible and reviewable within Windows, macOS, and Linux architectures, although natively the .PFA fonts can be opened, researched and tracked by Windows abilities, primarily. The .PFA record instances do not include the fonts themselves, but also the symbolic schema of the characters, packaged into the proper font set. Nevertheless, none of the font constitution elements can be initialized without the corresponding .PFA outlines, designated for correct opening up and visualization of the symbols and characters in visual ASCII composition. The .PFA technology is natively supported by all desktop operating environments.
📌 The .PFA sample content can be accurately opened, uncovered and explored by freeware FontForge toolkit, mainly serving for clear and transparent visualization of system fonts, their relevant symbols, characters and outlines. The .PFA mechanics are compatible with all popular font layouts, such as PostScript, OpenType and TrueType methodology definitions. In addition, the FontForge package provides various tools to customize respective glyphs. The UI of the bundle is perfectly localized and adapted for employment of 13 different languages and speaking forms, including English, Italian and Spanish. At last, the .PFA principle offers an opportunity to properly import glyphs for other vector editors, such as Adobe Illustrator suite. The file constitution and logic can be easily visualized and comprehended by all desktop operating systems and their forks, such as Linux Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, RedHat, Mint, Fedora, etc. However, none of internal .PFA-bundled elements are available for sustainment and discovery in scope of mobile (Android or iOS) infrastructures and shells.