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PFA file format

DescriptionThe PFA format is a type of font file format used to represent PostScript fonts. PFA stands for Printer Font ASCII, as the file is represented in ASCII characters.
Technical detailsPFA files contain the same information as PFB files, which are another type of PostScript font file format, but in a human-readable text format rather than binary. This makes PFA files more versatile and easier to work with than PFB files. PFA files include the font metrics, or information about the size and shape of each glyph, as well as the actual glyph data itself. The file also contains information about how the font should be spaced and rendered. PFA files are commonly used in desktop publishing, graphic design, and printing applications that rely on PostScript fonts. They can be easily edited and manipulated using a text editor, and can be converted to other font formats as needed.